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"
The National Wildlife Federation says in a new report that many Gulf species are still struggling almost five years after the BP oil spill.Read More
The final phase of the B-P oil spill civil trial will decide exactly how much restoration money will flow to the gulf states, including Mississippi.Read More
The third phase of the civil trial in the B-P oil spill, which begins today in New Orleans, could mean millions more in restoration funding for Mississippi.Read More
Coastal residents are getting the chance to give their thoughts on how more than $350 million in BP oil spill recovery money should be spent.Read More