Information about the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 | 11:11 p.m. CDT; updated 10:18 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 15, 2010

COLUMBIA — Here are resources about the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, including news updates, ways to offer assistance, the economic impact and previous columns about the leak.

  • The White House offers information on the spill, posts blogs about the government's response and has a list of federal response resources.
  • BP also has press releases about the Gulf of Mexico response on its website.
  • To get updates about the progress in the Gulf, follow the Deepwater Horizon Response on Twitter, operated by the Joint Information Center staff.
  • Get updates and leave comments about the oil spill on the Deepwater Horizon Response's Facebook page.
  • Read CNN's updates about the response.
  • Go to PBS' website about the oil spill for videos, an oil leak widget and broadcast reports.
  • Read Missourian editorial columns about the oil spill from Rebecca Berg in London and J. Karl Miller.
  • Go here to see an article about Marco Rubio, a U.S. Senate hopeful, speaking about the economic repercussions of the spill.
  • Read an article from the Los Angeles Times about the economic effects of the oil spill.
  • Read an article from Bloomberg Businessweek about the spill's effects on stocks.
  • An article from the Wall Street Journal talks about the impact on financial institutions.
  • The National Wildlife Federation offers way to donate to the crisis.
  • The Audubon Action Center gives many options to help.
  • Find ways to volunteer at Volunteer Florida's website.
  • The Greater New Orleans Foundation has links to updates, ways to donate and information on the spill's impact.
  • Volunteer Louisiana has an interactive map to find volunteer opportunities.
  • The Nature Conservancy also offers donation options and other actions to take.
  • Donations also can be made through the United Way of New Orleans.
  • Alabama Live also has a list of articles with the latest oil spill news.
  • Reuters describes the new cap being tested to stop the oil flow.
  • A Louisiana command center uses mapping technology to help recovery efforts.


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