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"
Lawmakers are trying to decide how best to spend three-quarters of a billion dollars from the BP Oil Spill settlement.Read More
Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves says he would like to see Mississippi’s economic settlement with BP spent in south Mississippi.Read More
But the state is using BP recovery money to try to fix some of the coast's water quality issuesRead More