BP/Gulf Oil Gusher

Groups Tell Congress: Get Together and Get Gulf Restoration Done

Port Sulphur, La–(ENEWSPF)–April 20, 2011.  On the first anniversary of the BP oil well blowout, regional and national leaders urged Congress to hold BP accountable by passing legislation to dedicate BP’s Clean Water Act (CWA) fines to restoring the Gulf’s damaged environment and economy. Under current law, fines paid by[Read More…]

BP’s Criminal Negligence Exposed

(PHOTO: EPA) One year after BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, the number of lawsuits against the oil giant continues to mount Ryan Lambert is enraged. The owner of a charter fishing business, he had always supported the oil industry in his home state of Louisiana. He previously trusted BP,[Read More…]

Interior Approves First Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Exploration Plan with Post-Deepwater Horizon Environmental Review

NEW ORLEANS–(ENEWSPF)–March 21, 2011.  Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Director Michael R. Bromwich today announced that the bureau has approved an Exploration Plan, submitted by Shell Offshore Inc., following the completion of a site-specific Environmental Assessment (SEA) for deepwater[Read More…]

Scientists Use Airborne Chemistry Measurements to Assess Flow Rate, Fate of Spilled Gases and Oil During Gulf Oil Spill

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–March 14, 2011.  NOAA scientists and academic partners have found a way to use air chemistry measurements taken hundreds of feet above last year’s BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill to estimate how fast gases and oil were leaking from the reservoir thousands of feet underwater. The scientists also determined[Read More…]

Federal Science Report Analyzes Environmental Risks and Benefits of Additional Clean Up for Sensitive Beaches in the Gulf

NEW ORLEANS–(ENEWSPF)–February 11, 2011.  Today the Gulf Coast Incident Management Team released a report from its interagency Operational Science Advisory Team 2 about oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill that remains on or near sandy beaches along the Gulf Coast. The report is intended to inform ongoing beach-area[Read More…]

Beyond Recovery: Moving the Gulf Coast Toward a Sustainable Future

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–February 9, 2011.   Oxfam America and the Center for American Progress today put forward a plan to restore America’s Gulf Coast during a conference featuring NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchecno, White House Senior Policy Advisor Melody Barnes, and Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force[Read More…]