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BP Disaster Environment News

RESTORE Act Dropped

March 30, 2012

The RESTORE Act is adrift again. While lawmakers had attach the act to a failed transportation bill, the House this week decided to pass a temporary transportation bill sans RESTORE. Introduced last year, the act was…

Environment News

Deepwater Leaking?

March 20, 2012

Nearly two years after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, pilot Bonny Schumaker is still seeing what looks like oil streaming from the Deepwater Horizon site. “It didn’t take any time at all to find…

BP Disaster Environment Health News

The Doctor Is In

January 17, 2012

The GuLF STUDY—a federal exploration into possible health impacts following the 2010 oil spill—is heading south for another tour. “Just Florida this time,” said Dr. Dale Sandler, as she prepared for her trip. Sandler, chief of…

BP Disaster Escambia County News

Oil Spill Restoration Meeting

January 12, 2012

The second in a series of meetings to explore early oil-spill restoration will be held tonight at the University of West Florida. The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustees are seeking public comment on…

BP Disaster Environment News

Bargain Basement BP-Boom

December 6, 2011

Still searching for Christmas gifts? How about 3,000 feet of hard boom left over from the 2010 oil spill? The City of Orange Beach, Ala., is auctioning off its surplus boom on “We’d all be…

BP Disaster Environment News

Evil vs. Evil

December 5, 2011

BP is accusing Halliburton of destroying evidence which could show the company shares the blame for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a filing today in a New Orleans federal court, BP…

BP Disaster Environment News

The Fading Fingerprint

November 15, 2011

Now that BP and the state of Florida agree that the beaches are pretty much “clean,” officials will need to prove that new tar balls originated from the 2010 oil spill in order to have the…


New Outrage in the Gulf

November 30, 2010

My latest article for The Daily Beast is on a new report that shows Congress bears substantial blame for the weak response to largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Funds authorized since 1990 for oil spill…

BP Disaster News

New Report Released On Oiled Birds

September 15, 2010

Press Release: Based on a rigorous review by a team of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists of previously released preliminary data, the Service has compiled an expanded report of the birds rescued and collected during…