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Right now in the Gulf, a risky new plan is underway in hopes of finally stopping the oil leak. After the 'top kill' effort failed over the weekend, BP is now hoping the "cut and cap" plan will stop the spill.
Tonight on 360°, Anderson will report live from the Gulf. He'll give you a look how this new plan is supposed to work. The big question is: Will it work?
Oil is now washing ashore on the Mississippi and Alabama barrier islands, in addition to those in Louisiana.
Meantime, BP CEO Tony Hayward is fueling new rage with a controversial comment over the weekend.
"We're sorry for the massive disruption it's caused their lives. There's no one who wants this over more than I do. I would like my life back," Hayward told reports on Sunday.
He wants his life back. He made $4.5 million dollars last year. That's more than most people make in a lifetime.
We're also tracking the cleanup efforts. Remember Pres. Obama's promise to triple the manpower? Well, what our Gary Tuchman witnessed today is nowhere close to that promise. We're keeping them honest.
There's also word from the U.S. Justice Department that a criminal investigation has been opened into the Gulf oil spill. Attorney General Eric Holder was in the Gulf area today to see the mess and meet with state attorneys general and federal prosecutors. Holder is promising to prosecute anyone who broke the law. We'll talk over those developments over with CNN's Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
As you see it's a busy night. There are a lot of new developments. Join us for our coverage from New Orleans starting at 10 p.m. ET. See you then.
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news. Tune in weeknights at 8 and 10 ET on CNN.
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