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10th Anniversary of the BP Oil Spill

Deepwater Horizon Explosion on April 20, 2010

Throughout April, the LDMA is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the BP Oil Spill, the worst oil spill in the history of the United States.  On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded forty-one miles off the Louisiana coast, killing eleven workers and discharging 4.9 billion barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over the next three months.  Watch LPB’s comprehensive coverage of the disaster and its long-term impact on the environment, the seafood industry, and the oil and gas industries. 

 

Crisis in the Gulf: LPB Special Report

 

Crisis in the Gulf (2010)

Watch a live panel discussion following President Barack Obama’s address to the nation on the clean-up efforts, the plan to restore the Gulf Coast, and his moratorium on deep water drilling.

 

 

Keith Jones Interview

 

Keith Jones Interview (2010)

See an interview from Louisiana: The State We’re In with Keith Jones, the father of a worker killed on the Deepwater Horizon, on his efforts to change the Death on the High Seas Act.

 

Pelicans rescued from BP Oil Spill

 

Bird Rescue (2010)

Take a tour of the Hammond Wildlife Rehabilitation Center as they work to save 1400 birds impacted by the BP Oil Spill in this report from Louisiana: The State We’re In

 

Crisis in the Gulf: Louisiana & The Oil Spill

 

Crisis on the Coast (2010)

View a discussion on Louisiana Public Square from Plaquemines Parish on the impact of the BP Oil Spill on the environment, public health, the seafood industry, and the oil industry.

 

Offshore Oil Rig

 

State of Industry (2011)

Watch a report from Louisiana: The State We’re In on the state of the oil and gas industry in Louisiana a year after the BP Oil Spill.

 

Vietnamese Fishermen

 

Vietnamese Fishermen (2011)

See a report from Louisiana: The State We’re In on the impact of the BP Oil Spill on the Vietnamese fishermen who make their living on the coast.

 

Meal from Drago's Seafood Restaurant

 

Still Cooking (2011)

View a report from Louisiana: The State We’re In on the state of Louisiana seafood restaurants more than a year after the BP Oil Spill.

 

Beyond the Spill: A GulfWatch Special

 

Beyond the Spill (2011)

Watch a special episode of Louisiana Public Square on the continued challenges facing the Gulf Coast more than a year after the BP Oil Spill.

 

 

Oil in Bay Jimmy

 

Bay Jimmy Recovery (2012)

Visit Bay Jimmy in Barataria Bay, one of the areas hardest hit by the BP Oil Spill in this report from Louisiana: The State We’re In.

 

 

Panel Discussion on BP Criminal Settlement

 

Criminal Settlement (2013)

See a panel discussion from Louisiana: The State We’re In on BP’s agreement to pay the largest criminal penalty in United States history.

 

BP Oil Spill, 5 Years Later

 

5th Anniversary (2015)

View a report from Louisiana: The State We’re In on the long-term environmental impact of the BP Oil Spill on Louisiana’s coast.

 

BP Oil Spill Settlement

 

Civil Settlement (2015)

Watch a report from Louisiana: The State We’re In on the historic $20 billion settlement between BP and the states affected by the 2010 BP Oil Spill.

 

 

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