May 29, 2012 -
The executive director of a housing rights advocacy group serving southwest Alabama, Teresa Bettis recently spoke with Bridge the Gulf and the Institute for Southern Studies about her vision for a more sustainable future for the Gulf Coast.
May 7, 2012 -
A commercial diver who worked in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP disaster has filed a lawsuit blaming his serious health problems -- and the suicide deaths of two of his colleagues -- on the oil and chemical dispersants used to break up the slick.
May 1, 2012 -
Despite the million-dollar ad campaigns and the political rhetoric about the Gulf returning to normal, many -- especially in the fishing community -- are facing a new reality and fear their lives will never be the same.
April 25, 2012 -
The U.S. Department of Justice alleges that a BP engineer deleted messages he sent to company executives suggesting the amount of oil gushing from the Deepwater Horizon site was much greater than they were telling the public.
April 23, 2012 -
A health survey conducted in Gulf Coast communities by the Louisiana Environmental Action Network finds widespread and frequent illnesses among people exposed to pollution from the disaster.
April 20, 2012 -
By 2010, the New Orleans East community had become a success story of the post-Katrina recovery, and more than 60 percent of the neighborhood had returned. And then, with the BP oil spill, disaster struck again.
April 20, 2012 -
On the two-year anniversary of BP's Deepwater Horizon explosion, an in-depth Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report takes a ground-level look at why communities are still struggling to cope and rebuild.