UPDATE: The rules for distribution of the fines from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill have been issued by the federal government. You can read more about those rules HERE.
In April of 2010, a deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon Oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico caused what has become known as the BP Oil Spill. The spill pumped millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf and started amazing amounts of litigation that have no end in sight. A consortium of universities in Gulf Coast states is working on what to do about the ecological state of the Gulf now, and when the money from fines is finally collected.
Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll get a report on the state of the gulf and the litigation four years after the spill.
We'll also hear about better grades through oysters...no, we don't mean eating them.
And we'll spend an academic minute with declining leatherback turtle populations.