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"
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
Four years after the BP oil spill, how has the Mississippi coast changed?Read More
Workers who did clean-up work after the BP oil spill appear to have higher rates of depression and anxiety.Read More
Mississippi Coast residents are again expressing their views on how millions of post-BP oil spill restoration dollars should be spent.Read More