Gulf of Mexico

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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.

 


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.