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Sen. Nelson Talks RESTORE & More

Sen. Nelson Talks RESTORE & More

Senator Bill Nelson checked in with local political and community leaders this morning in Pensacola, spending most of the meeting discussing the RESTORE Act. The Florida senator said that the effort to keep 80 percent of fine money resulting from BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf Coast region had [...]

BP Filing Flurry

There have been several legal filings lately regarding the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP wants evidence from the feds. An ex-NASA engineer wants money. And the region’s Asian American population doesn’t want to be discriminated against. Last week in a filing in U.S. district court [...]

RESTORE Act Dropped

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 drafted in an effort to direct fine money resulting from BP’s Gulf of Mexico [...]

Another Deep Water Deepwater?

For nearly a week, workers have scrambled to stop a gas leak at a drilling platform in the North Sea’s Elgin field. The scene has similarities to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “It’s a similar situation in that it’s not something that can easily be controlled,” said Jackie [...]

Deepwater Leaking?

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 large streaks of oil,” she said after a recent flight over the well off the coast of [...]

Oil Spill Restoration Meeting in Gulf Shores

There’s another chance tonight to comment on initial oil spill restoration projects slated for the Gulf Coast. After a holding meetings in Florida earlier this month, officials presenting the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment have [...]

The Doctor Is In

The Doctor Is In

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 the epidemiology branch at the National Institute of [...]

The ‘Make Us Whole’ Boat Ramps

How will we be ‘made whole’ following the 2010 oil spill? For starters, how about some boat ramps for $4.4 million? Over the next few weeks, the Gulf Coast public is being asked to weigh in on potential restoration projects laid out in the Deepwater Horizon Draft Phase I Early Restoration [...]

Oil Spill Restoration Meeting

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 the Deepwater Horizon Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan and [...]

Oil Spill Health Study Comes to Town

Oil Spill Health Study Comes to Town

Following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, researchers of various stripes have been studying the disaster’s possible impacts. What did the spill do to the environment? What did the spill do to the Gulf region’s economics? And, what did the oil spill do to us? Next week, [...]

BP’d Off

While BP, along with federal and state governments, appear ready to move into the restoration phase of post-spill efforts, there are others who are hung up on claims. Like David Helland, who runs a charter boat out of Dauphin Island, Ala. “Ken Feinberg and BP promised to make me whole, and [...]

Bargain Basement BP-Boom

Bargain Basement BP-Boom

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 govdeals.com. “We’d all be happy to get $10,000,” said Phillip West, the city’s coastal resources [...]

Evil vs. Evil

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 charged that Halliburton Energy Services Inc. destroyed test results that indicated samples of the [...]

Gulf Summit Focuses on Spill, Restoration

Gulf Summit Focuses on Spill, Restoration

Government and industry leaders will begin their four-day State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit today in Houston. Sponsored by The Harte Research Institute, the event will focus on the health of the Gulf and the future of its ecosystem. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson [...]

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