All of Slate's articles on the BP oil spill.

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June 14 2010 5:40 PM

Slate's BP Coverage

All of our articles on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

"100 Million Barrels of Oil in the Well, 100 Million Barrels of Oil: If one of those barrels should happen to spill ... ," by Brian Palmer. Posted June 21, 2010.

"The Psychological Toll of the Oil Spill: Research shows how the disaster will damage the mental health of those living in affected areas," by Marc Siegel. Posted June 17, 2010.

"Screwed if by Sea: A 90-year-old maritime law gets BP off the hook for workers killed on the Deepwater rig," by Stephanie Mencimer. Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010.


"Deflection Point: What Obama's speech on the BP oil spill was lacking," by John Dickerson. Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010.

"BP—Blah Performance: President Obama's Oval Office speech was almost lousy enough to make you miss George W. Bush," by Daniel Gross. Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010.

"What the ffolkes?: An obscure British thriller that's eerily prescient about the Gulf oil spill," by David Plotz. Posted Monday, June 14, 2010.


"The Ethanol Trap: The oil blowout will mean more subsidies for the corn-fuel industry. That's bad news for consumers," by Robert Bryce. Posted June 10, 2010.

"Oil Spill, Climate Bill: Last year, Rahm Emanuel advised the president to play it cool on cap-and-trade. Will the Gulf disaster change their strategy?" by Eric Pooley. Posted June 10, 2010.

"20,000 Leaks Under the Sea: The insanity of deepwater oil wells," by William Saletan. Posted June 9, 2010.

"Phoney Question: Should Obama have called BP executive Tony Hayward?" by John Dickerson. Posted June 8, 2010.

"Fracking, Oil Sands, and Deep-Water Drilling: The dangerous new era of 'extreme energy,' " by Daniel Gross. Posted Sunday, June 6, 2010.

"Heads May Roll: Eric Holder says he will prosecute BP. But will it be enough?" by Christopher Beam. Posted Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

"Getting Out of the Box: Looking for creativity in Obama's response to the oil spill," by John Dickerson. Posted Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

"What's Happening Under the Gulf of Mexico? Your gushing oil well questions, answered," by Juliet Lapidos. Posted Friday, May 28, 2010.

"Bystander-in-Chief: Obama says he's doing everything he can to control the Gulf spill," by John Dickerson. Posted Thursday, May 27, 2010.

"How To Punish BP: Fine? Boycott? Lawsuit? What's the best way to make the company pay for the oil spill?" by Daniel Gross. Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Plus:  "How To Punish BP: Your most creative, incisive, and sadistic ideas for how to make the company suffer," by Daniel Gross. Posted Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

"News You Can Use: Why aren't Democrats emotionally exploiting the oil spill?" by Christopher Beam. Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

"The Buck Stops Over There: Whom should we blame for the oil spill in the Gulf? Take your pick," by Christopher Beam. Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010. 

"Hurricane vs. Oil Slick: What would happen if a tropical storm hit the oil floating in the Gulf?" by Chris Mooney. Posted May 21, 2010.

"Water Hazard: Why is BP trying to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil leak with golf balls?" by Brian Palmer. Posted May 18, 2010.

"The Bumbler From BP: How CEO Tony Hayward is making the Gulf oil-spill disaster even worse," by Daniel Gross. Posted May 17, 2010.

"Insertion Tubes, Panty Hose, Golf Balls, and Pet Hair: Those are all proposed solutions to the BP oil spill. Do you have any better ideas?" by Josh Levin. Posted May 17, 2010. Plus: "Freeze It, Crimp It, Plug It, Nuke It: Slate readers' ideas for how to stop the oil leaking in the Gulf of Mexico," by Josh Levin. Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

"You Know the Drill: The Senate interrogates BP and other oil execs over the Gulf spill," by Christopher Beam. Posted May 11, 2010.

"Why is the Oil Spill Orange? Plus: If oil has to be pumped out of the ground, why is it spewing into the Gulf on its own?" by Brian Palmer. Posted May 11, 2010.

"The Weakest Link: Why BP's rivals should be doing much more to stop the Gulf oil spill," by Daniel Gross. Posted May 8, 2010.

"Before the Big Spill: Oil companies have a history of ill-timed fights against safety improvements," by Paul Sabin. Posted May 7, 2010.

"Did Fireboats Sink the Oil Rig? Some clues from a maritime disaster in February 1942," by Bryce Hall. Posted May 6, 2010.

"Oil Slick: How BP is handling its P.R. disaster," by Christopher Beam. Posted May 5, 2010.

"Houston, We Have an Oil Spill: When did the Gulf oil spill become visible from space?" by Brian Palmer. Posted May 5, 2010.

"Good Government: Does the spate of disasters help the party associated with activist government?" by John Dickerson. Posted May 4, 2010.

"BS at BP: In southeastern Louisiana, anger over the oil spill is increasingly directed at BP," by Justin Vogt. Posted May 3, 2010.

"Oh Well: Why we're so bad at dealing with unlikely disasters like the Louisiana oil spill," by Christopher Beam. Posted May 3, 2010.

"Oil and Water: What's going to happen to all that oil in the Gulf of Mexico?" by Brian Palmer. Posted April 27, 2010.

The Big Money on the BP Oil Spill

" To BP or Not To BP: Here's why a spill-inspired boycott doesn't make sense," by Peter Maass. Posted Monday, June 7, 2010.

"Oil Could Clog Grain Flow," by Dan Mitchell. Posted Monday, June 7, 2010.

"Guess Who's Making Money on the Oil Spill," by Chris Thompson. Posted Monday, June 7, 2010.

"Leaked Oil and Leaky Metaphors," by Dan Mitchell. Posted Monday, June 7, 2010.

"The BP Hijacker Speaks: Let's Rebrand the Bastards!," by Bernhard Warner. Posted Friday, June 4, 2010.

"Kings of the Spill: The businesses profiting from the BP oil disaster," by Caitlin McDevitt.  Posted Thursday, June 4, 2010.

"The Plan To Block Oil-Tainted Fish: Smell It," by Dan Mitchell. Posted Friday, May 28, 2010.

"As Protest Grows Louder, BP Faces Its '#iranelection' Moment," by Bernhard Warner. Posted Friday, May 28, 2010.

"Obama's Golden Opportunity Never To Drill, Baby, Drill," by Matthew DeBord. Posted Friday, May 28, 2010.

"How Bad Is the Oil Spill? An App To Help Find Out," by Kevin Kelleher. Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

"Whatever Happens Next, Gulf Seafood Future Is Grim," by Dan Mitchell. Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

"BP Tweeted What About Jesus Walking on Water?!," by Bernhard Warner. Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010.

"Why Drilling in ANWR Is a Stupid Idea," by Matt DeBord. Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010.

"This Is Not A Disaster Movie:  BP can learn from other epic corporate mistakes that came before the spill," by Martha White. Posted Thursday, May 6, 2010.

"BP's CEO Sounds a Lot Like Alan Greenspan," by Chadwick Matlin. Posted Tuesday, May 4, 2010.

"BP's Crash Course in Social Media," by Caitlin McDevitt. Posted Tuesday, May 4, 2010.

"The Grim Scenario for Gulf Coast Business," by Dan Mitchell. Posted Monday, May 3, 2010.

"The Oil Spill Could Destroy the Seafood Business," by Dan Mitchell. Posted Friday, April 30, 2010.

"Ethanol Fans Milk Slick Catastrophe," by Dan Mitchell. Posted Thursday, April 29, 2010.

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