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"
Mississippi officials are determined to boost the state's struggling oyster industry. The Governor’s Oyster Council has delivered its almost 70-page report to Governor Phil Bryant, and now the question is – how to make its recommendations become reality.Read More
Mississippi residents are expressing their views on this latest round of proposed oil spill restoration projects.Read More
The work to restore the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill is just beginning, and what we know about the disaster is also expected to grow.Read More
Some business owners who have filed claims say they weren’t fully compensated for what they lost or are still waiting to be paid.Read More