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Two Years Later, BP's Oil Still Wreaks Havoc Along the Gulf Coast Infographic

Two Years Later, BP’s Oil Still Wreaks Havoc Along the Gulf Coast

by Hatty Lee on April 20 2012, 9:28AM

Black residents along the gulf coast are still feeling the devastating effects of one of the nation’s worst man-made disasters.

Topics: Environment, Gulf Oil Spill

Blacks Locked Out of Oil Spill Cleanup Jobs, says NAACP

Blacks Locked Out of Oil Spill Cleanup Jobs, says NAACP

by Julianne Hing on July 20 2010, 9:56AM

It’s a sign of how bad things are that people are fighting for jobs in a toxic stew.

Topics: Economy, Gulf Oil Spill

If the BP Oil Spill Had Hit Your Hometown

If the BP Oil Spill Had Hit Your Hometown

by Jorge Rivas on June 16 2010, 1:29PM

The volume of oil gushing into the Gulf is hard to imagine. An enlightening, if disturbing mapping tool helps you see what 2.5 million gallons a day looks like in your own backyard.

Topics: Environment, Gulf Oil Spill

Cops Call Oil Spill Workers Immigrant Gangsters

Cops Call Oil Spill Workers Immigrant Gangsters

by Brentin Mock on June 9 2010, 12:00PM

A sheriff has set up checkpoints and called federal agents to BP’s cleanup sites because he says “illegal aliens” are building “criminal enterprises”—just like they did after Katrina.

Topics: Environment, Gulf Oil Spill, Immigration

Feds Target Oil Spill Workers in Immigration Probe

Feds Target Oil Spill Workers in Immigration Probe

by Kai Wright on June 4 2010, 4:18PM

Federal officials have been targeting BP’s job sites in Louisiana in a hunt for undocumented workers who are risking their lives to clean up the disastrous oil spill.

Topics: Environment, Gulf Oil Spill, Immigration

BP Lawyers-Up as DOJ Announces Criminal Probe

BP Lawyers-Up as DOJ Announces Criminal Probe

by Julianne Hing on June 2 2010, 3:49PM

Eric Holder announces that the Department of Justice is opening a criminal probe into BP’s oil spill disaster—and NYT says BP’s got mobs of connected lawyers.

Topics: Environment, Gulf Oil Spill

Obama: BP Does What We Say

Obama: BP Does What We Say

by Daisy Hernandez on May 27 2010, 4:34PM

President Obama said today that BP is responsible for what’s estimated to be the worst oil spill in U.S. history, but the federal government is telling the company how to fix the situation.

Topics: Environment, Gulf Oil Spill

It's Official: We're Desperate for a BP Oil Spill Solution

It’s Official: We’re Desperate for a BP Oil Spill Solution

by Jorge Rivas on May 26 2010, 5:50PM

PBS opens the suggestion box. Ideas? A ShamWow towel and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Topics: Environment, Gulf Oil Spill

Photos from the Gulf Coast Photo

Photos from the Gulf Coast

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on May 24 2010, 12:00PM

A month after the Deepwater oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, oil is still spewing out at a rate of 210,000 gallons or more a day.

Topics: Environment, Gulf Oil Spill

Gulf Coast Fishermen Face Maze of Barriers

Gulf Coast Fishermen Face Maze of Barriers

by Julianne Hing on May 21 2010, 9:35AM

For the people who live on the coast and make their living on the water in the fishing industry, the recovery period is only just beginning.

Topics: Environment, Gulf Oil Spill

BP Exploits Jobless Fishermen

BP Exploits Jobless Fishermen

by Julianne Hing on May 4 2010, 4:01PM

After being pressured in court, BP was forced to retract large portions of an agreement the company forced cleanup volunteers to sign. The agreement would have let the company off the hook if workers were injured.

Topics: Environment, Gulf Oil Spill