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Deepwater Horizon Fifth Anniversary: Monday’s show (April 20, 2015)

Posted on · Five years ago Monday, an oil well exploded deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven crewmen were killed on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, about 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana. That deadly incident was just the start of what became an all-out environmental catastrophe, as millions of barrels of crude oil spilled […]

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Texas Debates How To Spend BP Spill Money

Posted on · It's been almost four years since the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico where eleven rig workers died. Millions of gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf's waters and delicate wetlands. In an effort to make things right, the rig-operator — the oil giant BP — has been doling out billions of dollars.

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The Deepwater Horizon Rig Explosion a Year Later

Posted on · The Deepwater Horizon rig explosion — and the resulting oil spill — is spawning significant changes in the drilling industry. New containment technology is being developed, and government regulators are revamping the whole process. Ed Mayberry looks at how things stand for offshore drilling a year after the BP explosion.

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Local Lawmakers Seek Drilling Permits

Posted on · A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to know why the federal Government is taking so long to issue drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico. The lawmakers say zero deepwater drilling permits have been issued since the moratorium was lifted last year. Laurie Johnson reports.