New Orleans — While many will look at this as a surprise, many won’t when they hear that Congress hasn’t adopted any major laws on oil and gas drilling after the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. Despite introducing more than 150 bills to improve the safety and oversight of offshore drilling and holding more […]

Here is an episode from our popular “On The Road” series from last year when Washington Watch correspondent and Interactive One Chief Content Officer Smokey D. Fontaine traveled to Louisiana to expose the frightening dilemmas of living in the Gulf Coast region after the worse oil spill in US history. Like this? Then def check […]

A year ago, many residents of the Gulf Coast were expecting another summer of tourists and fun in the sun. Check out the video here But tourism was dealt a heavy blow when a BP oil rig exploded, spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Now, one year later, tourists are returning to the region. […]

On the anniversary of the Gulf oil spill, all is not well for the people or the environment of the Gulf. The oil may be gone, but the damage remains, says a Gulf-restoration advocate. The Gulf Coast has dropped out of the headlines. Read more at TheRoot RELATED: BP Oil Spill Anniversary defines corporate greed […]

New Orleans — More than 3,200 oil and gas wells classified as active lie abandoned beneath the Gulf of Mexico, with no cement plugging to help prevent leaks that could threaten the same waters fouled by last year’s BP spill, The Associated Press has learned. These wells likely pose an even greater environmental threat than […]

NEW ORLEANS – Relatives of some of the 11 men who died aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig are flying over the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, back to the epicenter of the worst offshore oil spill in the nation’s history. Meanwhile, on land, vigils were scheduled in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to mark […]

A year after a drilling-rig explosion sent millions of barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, thousands who lost their livelihoods still await payment of their claims. Many of these individuals, both Black and white, are struggling to hold businesses open and keep their families fed. Read more at TheRoot RELATED: BP Oil […]

It’s a year after the start of the infamous BP oil spill that stole the attention of the nation for several months. One year ago today, the oil giant began the process of spilling five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, killing everything in its grasp, starting with 11 oil workers who […]