July 15th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

BP's critical oil leak test underway: Join the Live Chat

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A critical moment in the Gulf: BP has stopped the oil gusher, at least for now. Will the ruptured well hold up under the pressure? The latest on the test underway right now.

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  1. David, Indiana

    @Starr Yes it is a relief, As Douglas Brinkley noted.

    @Emily And that will challenging work given the millions of barrels in the gulf.

    Thank God the Haitian govt is letting in the equipment and aid from those 154 organization. Oversight from the media, specifically 360 clearly helped bring about this result. I think the Haitian Govt actually need that pressure.

    Thank you Anderson for clarifying the pt about storage fees

    A relief for the families that had to surrender their pets to know that they are being adopted.

    A night of very good news to be thankful for.

    Good night everyone.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Monica

    Well done Anderson. Gute Nacht bloggers!

    July 15, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson and Gary, and bloggers Emily, Mike, Nicole, Sree, Nancy, Starr, and Megan

    July 15, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Isabel

    Good night friends! Good night Anderson! Good night 360 team!

    Great show today! Thanks!

    See you tomorrow!!!!

    July 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Cindy

    What happened to the dog Anderson was holding last night?

    July 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  6. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you so much Anderson & entire Team 360 for your report tonigt. Good night to you too. I wish all of you a safe & pleasant day tomorrow.

    The story about Haiti & the pet story made my night!!

    Good night all, great blog tonigt. I wish you a safe and plesant day tomorrow.

    Great news on the pets in LA, i am trying to drum up food and money to send down to them with requests that they hold on to them until we can do some adoptions here too.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  7. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Wonderful news about the dogs being adopted.

    Thanks Anderson for the great coverage. I love your tenacity to hold those accountable and your resolve to see through each story reported.

    Hope everyone has a great evening!

    July 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Emily

    Good night Anderson, 360Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David & Isabel, Megan, Nicole, Sree, Starr, Gloria, & Bloggers!

    Great show & blog!
    Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

    July 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  9. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    They should ship those animals to a "no kill" shelter like the Best Friends' Animal Sanctuary.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Isabel


    Yeah, the pet adoption story makes my day too.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Lori from CA

    Thank you. Good night! Sweet dreams.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Nicole The Netherlands

    What a great show tonight!
    Lots and lots of good news, first time in weeks, -happy tears- watching AC360!

    Sleep well everyone!

    July 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Soledad Gomez

    Good Night AC...

    July 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Very warm and sensible report!

    Good night all. See you monday! have a great weekend.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Kenya

    I think it's been a good day today in the news. Some good news is better than none. Goodnight world. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Mr. Cooper I don't where you'll be next week..in the Gulf, Haiti or back in your suit and tie in NY but I know you'll stay devoted and won't forget the good people who need a voice. You have a heart of gold. Goodnight.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  16. Kayteee

    Love the story on the pets!!! "baby boy, baby boy, lets go see daddy in the truck"!

    July 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  17. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Goodnight AC360Team and fellow bloggers.

    Great news today in the Gulf and Haiti.
    Again thank you Anderson and CNN for being the strong voice for many.
    Good news for the pets also.

    Stay safe everyone.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  18. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    There are certainly some beautiful people in this world!

    July 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  19. Merl, Ohio

    Good night bloggers and thank you AC. I still don't see a cap on the well, I see three other forms of drawing from it.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Isabel

    happy ending .... they deserve it!

    July 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  21. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Mike Jones, exactly. Ingenuity will figure out a way to make alternative energy cheaper than oil. Once that happens, the free market will drive the switch, not government regulations. No one had to legislate going from horses to cars.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  22. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Well, the pet adoption story makes my day.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  23. Emily

    These pets are so cute! 🙂
    Randi looks like a natural with animals...this looks like it's turned into a happy story.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  24. lisal -canada

    it is so good to hear about people wanting and able to provide homes for the pets – to many people they are just like a family member – i can see having someone else care for a pet if you are no longer to – but the mental stress of giving up a pet and knowing it may end up being put down would be just unbearable for a lot of people – especially the children

    July 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  25. Sharon Hastings

    Such good news about the animals. I'm grateful for any good news these days. Good night everyone and lets hope the next few days bring more good news.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  26. Michael, Philadelphia

    I feel for those folks who had to give up their four legged companions. Is there any way people can donate dog/cat food to the families so they can keep their pets? Kinda like adopt a family

    July 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  27. Joan in Connecticut

    OMG, what a cute puppy! Panda, ooooh, how cute. Oh, that's nice that the poor cats and dogs are finding new homes.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  28. Lori from CA

    I sing to my dog too.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  29. Mike Jones

    As alterative energy becomes cost effective or profitable we can ween off oil . But you cannot legislate in to effected,or mandate , the country would be back to the 1800.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  30. Lori from CA

    It appears that many of the pets are babies (puppies).

    July 15, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  31. Emily

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse, & niwat kurusattra,

    Thanks. 🙂
    So much has been talked about that capped erupting....
    It's odd then hearing that "high pressure" is good.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  32. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Gary Tuchman,
    Thanks for information from Haiti!!!!! Nice Job!!!!

    July 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  33. Karin Urban from Berlin/Germany

    I remember a sentence of Anderson's book. In the aftermath of Katrina someone said to him: "You have the power of a thousand bulldozers." He did not believe it, but I think it is true and has proven to be true again

    July 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  34. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "Wall Street is up stream on its own, now!"

    July 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  35. Joan in Connecticut

    Now that the well is capped BP should go home and never come back. I hope they go out of business.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  36. Rod

    Good Night Everyone! Just bought shares in BP 🙂

    July 15, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  37. Merl, Ohio

    I think this is why President Obama put the moritorium on drilling. So these drilling companies would be prepared for any scenario that arises, instead of oil spilling into the ocean while they are making parts to retrieve oil in the future.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  38. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Thank You MIKE!!!!

    July 15, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  39. Lori from CA

    Good news about the Gulf!

    July 15, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  40. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Yeah well – 67 people out of 100 dont even know whats in the finreg bill. only 7 out of 100 really know good about the 2300 bill...

    July 15, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  41. Emily

    That's outstanding work Anderson! Great news from Gary.
    I hope that you keep us informed about this 20% tax.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  42. Sharon Hastings

    Thanks for keeping on the Haiti situation Anderson. You and your team have already done some good I'm sure!! Keep it up. You are making a difference. Whoever is embarrassed should be embarrassed!

    July 15, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  43. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Casey, NGO=Non-Government Organization. eg a charity.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  44. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Thanks Gary for staying in Haiti to uncover the faulty actions of the Haitian government towards the NGOs. Thanks for seeking the truth out. They must be listening as progress is now being made.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  45. Soledad Gomez

    It's so sad that nobody has the pull to get food to the orphanages, It's sad that Sanjay had to be the one to make a call and get things moving the other day.

    July 15, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
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