In 2011, Soledad O'Brien examined how clean up efforts were going a year after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.
A federal judge in Louisiana on Thursday rescheduled the liability trial in the BP oil spill in Gulf of Mexico and postponed it to early next year from later this year.
A look back at the first 100 days of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster of 2010 and BP's efforts to contain the spill.
A former BP engineer has been charged with destroying 200-plus text messages about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including one concluding that the undersea gusher was far worse than reported at the time.
As we prepare to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, let us not forget that Friday marks the second anniversary of the start of the BP oil spill. It deserves more than a shrug, an "oh, yeah," and "how's the fishing?" It deserves more than a solemn voiced announcer relegating it to a "this day in history," with a picture from the archives to jog our memory.
The oil disaster in the Gulf struck a chord with former Black Crowes bassist and iReporter Johnny Colt.
BP confirms oil has stopped flowing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in months as part of a well test.
BP announced Wednesday it has reached a class-action settlement with attorneys representing thousands of businesses and individuals who made claims after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Energy giant Total has found the source of a gas leak on an offshore oil platform in the North Sea, the company told CNN on Thursday. The leak is on the deck level of the well head platform, Total said.
MOEX Offshore, the minority owner of a well that was the source of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has agreed to a partial settlement with the federal government.
In an ongoing effort to recover all the cleanup costs from Halliburton, oil giant BP has told a federal judge in New Orleans that the contractor was "grossly negligent" in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Victoria Principal fears the proposed expansion of offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and Arctic Ocean could lead to another disastrous oil spill like the one that devastated the U.S. Gulf coast last year.
One year after the chocolaty crude started spewing out of the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the largest accidental oil spill in history, scientists say they're still trying to piece together what's happening to the environment.
BP is a very different company than it was on April 20, 2010. CNN's Jim Boulden reports on BP one year after the spill.
Live underwater video or 'spillcam' changed how Americans viewed the BP oil spill. One year later, now what?
On the first anniversary of an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling platform, which triggered the biggest oil disaster in U.S. history, BP filed suit Wednesday against the manufacturer of the rig platform's blowout preventer.
CNN's Rob Marciano reports on efforts to track, study, and rehab Gulf wildlife one year after the massive oil spill.
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that "significant progress" has been made in tackling the Gulf oil spill disaster, but he stressed that the "job isn't done."
CNN's Candy Crowley discusses the BP oil disaster with Adm. Thad Allen who issues a troubling warning.
Parts of the lake, near New Orleans, are now off-limits for fishing. CNN's Brooke Baldwin reports.
Nearly a year after the start of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, some wildlife is recovering, while other species could need significant help, according to a National Wildlife Federation study released Tuesday.
The owner of the Gulf of Mexico oil rig that exploded last year, killing 11 workers and leading to what has been called the worst oil spill ever, said Monday that calling 2010 its "best year" in safety "may have been insensitive."
CNN has earned a Peabody award for its extensive coverage of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Exxon Valdez catastrophe on March 24, 1989, no longer holds the distinction of being the largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters. In sheer size, it was eclipsed last April by the disastrous well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. But as the Pew Environment Group's video, "Lingering Oil," shows, the lessons of the Exxon Valdez spill are more vital than ever as we approach the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and contemplate drilling in the even more challenging Arctic Ocean.
The oil spill at BP's Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico was caused by a piece of drill pipe trapped in the platform's blowout preventer, which kept the device from working properly to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf, according to a report issued Wednesday.
How much should victims of last year's massive Gulf oil spill get?
In a bluntly worded letter to the official who handles claims stemming from last year's Gulf oil spill, the Justice Department Friday urged changes to speed up the process and to pay more claims from BP's $20 billion fund.
A North Carolina woman pleaded guilty to filing fraudulent claims for relief from the Gulf oil disaster, authorities said.
BP's Russian partner AAR to block first dividend payment since oil spill. CNN's Mathew Chance reports.
I often chuckle when I hear about the perceptions nonscientists have about science and how it works. Being a scientist, of course I am biased.
CNN's Jim Boulden looks at the long-term damage the Gulf oil spill caused oil giant BP.
The final report on the Deepwater Horizon disaster concludes it "was foreseeable and preventable."
If the government does not take drastic steps, another deepwater oil spill like the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico could devastate the coastal areas of the United States, an oversight commission warned Tuesday in a long-awaited report to the president.
Frustrated Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser yells at a Coast Guard commander.
More than eight months after an oil rig explosion launched the biggest oil disaster in U.S. history, Louisiana officials say they're still finding thick layers of oil along parts of the state's coastline.
General Motors is collecting about 100 miles of plastic booms once used to contain the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and will use recycled plastic from those booms to make Chevrolet Volt electric cars, the automaker announced Monday.
The federal government Wednesday joined the dozens of lawsuits against BP and several other companies over the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, seeking unlimited penalties against all but one firm.
The Deepwater Horizon lawsuit names 9 defendants that are accused of breaking pollution laws.
Philippe Cousteau takes CNN along his journey to Mexico to examine the long-term effects of a 1979 oil spill.
"Do you really think we have 'dodged a bullet' with the oil spill?" asked one of the seventh grade students skeptically. "Is it really over?"
The Obama administration formally reversed course on its plan to allow more U.S. oil drilling Wednesday, saying areas in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the Atlantic Coast will remain closed for at least seven years due to the BP oil spill.
The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was the most searched term on Yahoo in 2010, the search engine said Wednesday.
Dentists, chiropractors and veterinarians are among the 450,000 people who requested money from the fund for victims of the BP oil spill before this week's emergency claims deadline, the fund's administrator told CNN on Friday.
Kenneth Feinberg said that he would get checks out quickly to economic victims of the BP oil spill, and so far, he has been sticking to his word. Thus far, Feinberg's Gulf Coast Claims Facility is paying out claims faster than BP did.
BP returned to profitability in the third quarter, rebounding from the severe loss caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the company said Tuesday.
BP received a seventh bill from the government on Thursday, for $62.6 million, for cleanup costs related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The Obama administration is lifting the moratorium on deep-water oil drilling -- put in place after the Gulf oil spill disaster -- for operators who comply with tough new rules and regulations, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Tuesday.
CNN's Dan Lothian reports on the Obama administration's move to lift the deepwater oil drilling moratorium.
The Obama administration made public all information available throughout the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday in response to a preliminary report that criticized how it handled the disaster.
An independent commission says the Obama administration vastly underestimated the size of the Gulf oil spill.
The official in charge of managing claims related to the BP oil spill said Monday that distance from the disaster site will not prevent legitimate claims from being processed.
National Incident Commander Thad Allen talks about the investigation on the massive oil spill in the Gulf.
U.S. officials formally declared an end to the worst oil spill in U.S. history Sunday, a milestone that followed nearly five months of dashed hopes and blistering criticism of nearly everyone involved.
BP's internal investigation on the Gulf oil spill placed partial blame on other companies and contractors.
The blown-out well at the heart of the worst oil spill in U.S. history has been cemented shut and is "effectively dead," the federal government's point man for the disaster said Sunday.
The well at the heart of the largest oil spill in U.S. history should be completely sealed Saturday, BP said Friday.
Tony Hayward faces tough questioning about BP's turbulent safety record and its future in British waters.
Outgoing BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward denied Wednesday that cost-saving was the reason his company put only one blowout preventer on the well that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April, leading to one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history.
Researchers believe the oil from this summer's BP spill may have sunk to the Gulf floor. CNN's Brian Todd explains.
The Justice Department says it may sue BP for damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a filing made Monday night with the U.S. District Court in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Justice Department expects to sue BP for damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill according to a filing made last night with the U.S. District Court in New Orleans.
As the last tar balls settle on the bottom of the Gulf, it looks like BP may have some extra cash on hand.
BP said it resumed drilling Monday on a relief well, as efforts to permanently seal the previously leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well appeared to be entering their final stages.
Oil company BP shouldered some responsibility for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster Wednesday after an internal investigation of the spill, but assigned much of the blame to contractors Halliburton and Transocean.
It's never a good time for an oil rig to blow up in the Gulf of Mexico, but Mariner Energy's Vermillion 380 platform couldn't have gone off at a worse time. The government and the media were already scrutinizing offshore drill production in an unprecedented way. Thirteen unlucky workers were ejected off of Vermillion into the water last week. And Mariner inadvertently became the latest part of a national political debate about the safety of offshore drilling.
BP is on Wednesday expected to release findings of an internal investigation into the Gulf oil disaster, the oil giant said.
Scientists have found a decline in oxygen levels in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP oil spill but have found no "dead zones" as a result, a federal task force reported Tuesday.
BP's failed blowout preventer is pulled from the water for investigation into the cause of the the Gulf oil disaster.
A blowout preventer that may hold important forensic evidence as to why it failed, triggering the world's largest accidental oil spill, has been brought to the surface of the Gulf and placed on a vessel, officials said Saturday night.
BP removed the failed blowout preventer from atop its plugged well deep below the Gulf of Mexico, the company said Friday.
Late Monday, BP responded to a request from the Congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce that asked the company to report how much money it had shelled out on advertising after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April.
Thad Allen, the government's point man on the BP oil disaster, said Tuesday current weather conditions are too rough to remove the blowout preventer on BP's ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico, but winds may ease enough by the weekend for work to continue.
High seas in the Gulf of Mexico have forced the postponement of an operation to remove the capping stack on the ruptured underwater oil well, detach the blowout preventer and replace it with a new one, BP said on its Twitter page Monday.
Three weeks after BP plugged its crippled Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico with cement and mud from above, crews are "fishing" for pieces of drill pipe that need to be removed from inside the well's blowout preventer before crews can move on to the "bottom kill" -- the permanent fix for the well.
Here's a new way of looking at oil spill clean-up: Forget the big ships, massive work crews and hefty price tags.
When researchers present what the media perceive as "big" findings -- as my colleagues and I did last week in reporting a plume of oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico -- it is incumbent on scientists and journalists to keep the results in perspective and refrain from veering into misleading waters.
CNN's John Roberts talks to Rep. Ed Markey about the amount of oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico.
A new study finds oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico from a ruptured BP well degraded at a rate that was "much faster than anticipated," thanks to the interaction of a newly-found and unclassified species of microbes with the oil particles.
Cleanup workers exposed to spilled oil may be at long-term risk for breathing trouble and other health problems, according to a new study examining the aftereffects of a 2002 oil spill in Spain.
The government's point man in charge of the response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said it is "impossible" to lead cleanup efforts without cooperation from BP.
Adm. Thad Allen discusses the conflicting numbers of exactly how much oil is lingering in the Gulf.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ordered some areas near the Mississippi River that had been closed because of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill to reopen to commercial crabbing on Friday.
Two weeks after BP plugged its damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico with cement and mud from above, the next step in the process to permanently shut down the apparatus is in limbo as scientists gauge the risks posed by pressure inside the well.
With conflicting numbers being released, how are we to know how much oil has actually been removed from the Gulf?
The art director for "Threadless" explains how a T-shirt is raising money for those dealing with the Gulf oil spill.
Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill may have settled to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico further east than previously suspected and at levels toxic to marine life, researchers reported Monday.
Adm. Thad Allen says that the relief well will be finished and that they will ultimately kill the well.
"Everyone agrees we need to go forward with the relief well," National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Friday of the now-plugged BP gusher in the Gulf, adding that officials are now considering other options in addition to the relief well.
The work to permanently seal BP's ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico will have to wait about four days after Tropical Depression Five passes the site, the government's point man in the Gulf said Wednesday.
The head of the government agency that regulates offshore drilling said Tuesday that it is "unlikely" a six-month moratorium on the practice will be extended.
CNN's Reynolds Wolf reports on the condition of the Gulf Coast now that the gushing underwater oil well has been sealed.
On June 15, President Barack Obama described the Gulf oil spill in a prime-time address as "the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced."
BP moved closer on Monday to sealing, once and for all, its ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico, though government and company officials said their struggle against the spill's extensive environmental and economic damage is far from over.
The undersea gusher in the Gulf of Mexico has been brought under control, but the worst oil spill in U.S. history will continue to be felt along the Gulf Coast for some time, Obama administration officials said Sunday.
A BP official on Friday talked about the possibility of resuming drilling at the site of the Gulf oil disaster, but the company clarified his remarks.
As BP closes in on permanently sealing its crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico, it says it has learned from the disaster and will share that hard-fought knowledge with other oil companies and authorities around the world.
BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster may have drawn more public attention than any other oil spill, but there's a good chance that sordid history of spill cleanup efforts will repeat itself. That history is to bomb the crude with chemicals so it's out of sight, then place the incident out of mind once the slick appears to be gone.