Laura's Coverage of the BP Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

Publication Date: Nov. 20, 2018

I spent about 10 days in the Gulf from late July into August in 2010, following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It was much, much worse than the government or the media represented. As I remember, only a single reporter of national prominence, Anderson Cooper, was using actual investigative journalism rather than simply buying the BP line about everything. Following are the blog posts I wrote about it. You can see photos and video at my BP Oil Spill Photo Album on Flickr.

December 19, 2016: BP Oil Spill Six Years Later: Oil in Bird TIssues.

October 9, 2012: Election 2012.

January 20, 2012:

June 9, 2011: BP Oil Spill One Year Later.

September 22, 2010: Gulf Coast Update: Hiding a Big Mess.

September 21, 2010: Beach Cleanup, with photos and videos I made on July 29.

September 3, 2010: Audubon Special Report Aims at Wrong Target.

August 20, 2010: When Numbers Get Serious.

August 5, 2010: Huge Fish Die-Off in Louisiana.

August 2, 2010: To Disperse or Not to Disperse—That Is the Question.

August 2, 2010: Some Reassuring News.

July 31, 2010: BP: “We’re Not Pulling Out.” Except They Are.

July 30, 2010: One of the Actual Heroes.

July 30, 2010: Where to See My Gulf Photo Album.

July 30, 2010: Situation Grave.

July 28, 2010: The Worst Is Over?.

July 26, 2010: Here I Am!.

July 23, 2010: Questions I Want to Ask when I Get to the Gulf.

July 22, 2010: Contacting My Senators and Congressmen.

July 14, 2010: Gulf Coast, Here I Come.

June 28, 2010: Hands Across the Sand—My Remarks.

June 24, 2010: Loons Wintering in the Gulf.

June 23, 2010: How Long Should a Drilling Moratorium Last?.

June 22, 2010: How Many Birds Migrate over the Gulf?.

June 14, 2010: Why Save Pelicans?.

June 11, 2010: What Would Lincoln Say?.

June 9, 2010: Trying to Assess.

June 8, 2010: Birds Die Slowly.

June 7, 2010: Oil Hemorrhaging from the Gulf.

April 30, 2010: No One Should Profit from BP’s Horrible Practices.