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"
Coast lawmakers continue the battle to keep BP oil spill settlement money in south Mississippi.Read More
“The damage was done on the Gulf Coast, and I think the bulk of the money needs to come to the three coastal counties."Read More
State officials have closed Mississippi oyster reefs because of an algal bloom known as a “red tide.”Read More