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'Vanishing Pearls' in Theaters Soon

‘Vanishing Pearls’ in Theaters Soon

by Aura Bogado on March 19 2014, 2:18PM

The documentary tells the story of Louisiana’s black oystermen following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

BP Agrees to Pay $4 Billion Settlement for Gulf Coast Disaster

BP Agrees to Pay $4 Billion Settlement for Gulf Coast Disaster

by Brentin Mock on November 15 2012, 12:32PM

They’re really, really sorry. But did they get off too easily?

Topics: /NOW

Here's Where BP is Dumping Its Oil Spill Waste Infographic

Here’s Where BP is Dumping Its Oil Spill Waste

by Daisy Hernandez on August 4 2010, 12:27PM

More than half of the landfills EPA has approved are in communities where a majority of residents are people of color.

Topics: Environment

BP's Dumping Oil-Spill Waste in Communities of Color, Study Finds

BP’s Dumping Oil-Spill Waste in Communities of Color, Study Finds

by Michelle Chen on August 3 2010, 8:39AM

More than half of BP’s sites for disposing of cleaned-up oil and waste are in places where the majority of residents are of color.

Topics: Environment, On Gender

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

BP Cleanup Worker Health Issues Add Up, And So Do Claims

BP Cleanup Worker Health Issues Add Up, And So Do Claims

by Julianne Hing on June 10 2010, 7:29PM

Topics: Environment

In Oil Spill, Bayou Tribes Confront Yet Another Invasion

In Oil Spill, Bayou Tribes Confront Yet Another Invasion

by Michelle Chen on June 9 2010, 11:42AM

How many invasions can a community take? The Indians of Pointe-au-Chien in Southern Louisiana have endured centuries of colonization and exploitation—under the French, the Americans, and now, the oil industry.

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Texas Settlement Could Be Blueprint for Disaster Recovery

by Michelle Chen on June 8 2010, 10:59AM

While the government struggles to confront the mounting catastrophe on the Gulf Coast, a legal settlement in Texas is set to put hundreds of millions in long overdue relief funds into the hands of disaster victims. Since the 2008 hurricane…

Topics: Environment

Friday Twitter Break: Arizona Just Can't Give Racism A Rest

Friday Twitter Break: Arizona Just Can’t Give Racism A Rest

by Julianne Hing on June 4 2010, 5:59PM

What is going on? As if the ongoing BP disaster at the Gulf Coast weren’t enough, Arizona decided it couldn’t let the weekend get started without reminding us exactly how small-minded and backwards it can be. The Onion could not…

Topics: Technology

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

BP Threatens to Fire Workers Who Use Their Own Safety Gear

BP Threatens to Fire Workers Who Use Their Own Safety Gear

by Julianne Hing on June 2 2010, 12:07PM

Workers report being threatened with pink slips if they use safety equipment that doesn’t come from BP. Problem is, BP still hasn’t provided any safety equipment.

Topics: Environment

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

Unheard Vietnamese Voices from the Gulf Coast [VIDEO]

by Jorge Rivas on May 14 2010, 2:05PM

The British Petroleum (BP) oil spill is an environmental, economic and social disaster that is affecting the livelihood and the economic stability of the entire Gulf Coast region. But the Gulf Coast’s Vietnamese fishing community face some of the…

Topics: Environment

BP’s Spending on Its Spill is a Drop in the Bucket of Its Profits

by Kai Wright on May 14 2010, 1:22PM

When a big, relevant story breaks, it’s easy to get lost in the daily torrent of information. That’s no doubt been true for many people as we all try to make sense of BP’s Gulf Coast oil spill, which NPR…

Topics: Environment

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

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