Five years ago today, a rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and set off the worst oil spill in U-S history.Read Full Story
5 years after BP's Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, MPB News begins a five-day look at the continuing impact of the spill:
"We were coming back off of Hurricane Katrina, and normally when you have a storm, it takes a good four or five years to get your business built back up. We were right on the verge of getting it built back up when the oil spill hit us and closed us down for 50-something days ... and it's never made a full recovery." - Capt. Kenny Barhanovich of the charter boat "Miss Hospitality"
A Mississippi Gulf Coast port has fewer maritime jobs now than it did before a $570 million restoration and expansion project funded by a federal grant.Read More
Ten projects on the Mississippi gulf coast are receiving a nearly $40 million boost from the state's settlement from the 2010 BP oil spill.Read More
A new law guarantees hundreds of millions in funding is headed to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.Read More
Gulf coast lawmakers and business leaders are hoping to have a united plan this coming legislative session for what to do with the state's economic settlement with BP.Read More