Gulf of Mexico

What we knew and when we knew it
4:44 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Looking Back on the BP Oil Spill: How it All Started

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Five years ago today, an explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed eleven people.  It also opened the chapter on what eventually would become the largest marine oil spill on record.

 


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Deepwater Horizon
5:36 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Texas Legislature Left Out of Loop on $5M from BP to Governor's Office

BP gave $5 million to Gov. Rick Perry’s office in September 2010. At a Capitol hearing on May 21, 2014, lawmakers learned of this for the first time.
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Originally published on Thu May 22, 2014 9:22 am

Today when a Texas House panel hosted a hearing to get an update on money from BP after the Deep Water Horizon explosion, lawmakers learned about money BP gave to the Governor’s office, without looping the Legislature in. 

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