Categories & Tags: Gulf Coast

Moving beyond us vs. them: Mayor Landrieu and racial divisiveness   |   April 8, 2013
By Pam Nath, Bridge the Gulf Judge Lance Africk heard arguments in United States District Court last week regarding a consent decree designed to correct the violent, inhumane,...

 

Lawsuit seeks withheld information about leaking Gulf oil wells   |   March 7, 2013
Clean water advocates have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Coast Guard over its refusal to answer public records requests about an oil spill in...

 

VOICES: As BP trial begins, Gulf businesses and communities call for ecosystem restoration and economic opportunity   |   February 26, 2013
By Jeffrey Buchanan, Oxfam America This week marks the beginning of arguably the biggest trial of this young century, as the U.S. Department of Justice goes to court with global...

 

VOICES: We got 99 problems and the Super Bowl blackout ain't one   |   February 8, 2013
By Rosana Cruz, Bridge the Gulf Good natured New Orleanians may be laughing about Sunday night's blackout during the Super Bowl, as a "now you see how we live" type...

 

VOICES: The injustice of BP's criminal plea deal   |   January 29, 2013
By Cherri Foytlin, Bridge the Gulf (In New Orleans today, a federal judge approved a deal allowing BP to plead guilty to manslaughter and other criminal charges related to the...

 

Louisiana governor continues to ignore growing bayou sinkhole   |   January 16, 2013
By Cherri Foytlin, Bridge the Gulf Over five months since the Texas Brine sinkhole first appeared over the Napoleonville Salt Dome, residents of Bayou Corne, Louisiana continue...

 

BP challenges official estimate of oil spilled in Gulf   |   January 14, 2013
Trying to reduce civil liabilities it faces under the federal Clean Water Act, BP filed a legal motion last week to establish that the number of barrels of oil spilled as a result...

 

Transocean settlement deal a boost for Gulf restoration efforts   |   January 4, 2013
The Swiss corporation that owned the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that BP was leasing when its Macondo well blew up off the Louisiana coast in April 2010 has pleaded guilty to...

 

For controversial fracking researcher, a disclosure lesson unlearned?   |   December 12, 2012
A professor who left the University of Texas at Austin following a scandal over his failure to disclose his oil and gas industry connections is now heading up a nonprofit,...

 

Pollution from oil refinery accidents on the rise in Louisiana   |   December 3, 2012
The problem of toxic pollution from oil refinery accidents was on vivid display for residents of Norco, La. during the town's Christmas parade on Sunday, when the Motiva...

 

Latest sanction against BP goes beyond Gulf spill   |   November 29, 2012
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica When the Obama administration temporarily banned BP from federal contracts Wednesday, it pointed to BP's "lack of business integrity...

 

Indian Santa: Garnering support for the United Houma Nation through an award-winning documentary   |   November 26, 2012
By Adam Crepelle, Bridge the Gulf "Indian Santa" is a short documentary about, as the name suggests, Indian Santa. The tradition was started in 1985 when Hurricane Juan...

 

With record criminal settlement reached over Gulf disaster, what lies ahead for BP and its victims?   |   November 16, 2012
The oil giant BP announced yesterday that it reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission in the criminal case over its 2010...

 

BP disaster survivors removed from federal courtroom during fairness hearing   |   November 12, 2012
By Ada McMahon, Bridge the Gulf Three BP oil disaster survivors and community advocates were forcibly removed from the fairness hearing on the BP class-action settlement last...

 

Keystone XL pipeline blockaders face arrests, lawsuits in Texas   |   October 22, 2012
By Cherri Foytlin, Bridge the Gulf If TransCanada has its way, almost 1.1 million barrels of tar sands oil -- the world's dirtiest, most toxic, and most difficult-to-clean-up-...

 

Lawmakers demand answers from BP over ongoing Gulf oil sheen   |   October 17, 2012
The two leading congressional investigators into the 2010 BP oil disaster are pressing the company to turn over all information related to the ongoing oil sheen in the Gulf of...

 

Community groups sue EPA over oil refinery pollution   |   October 2, 2012
A coalition of community organizations has filed a citizen lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency seeking stricter limits on air pollution from oil refineries....

 

Oil and water create an uncertain future in the Southern wild   |   September 14, 2012
By Rocky Kistner, Bridge the Gulf Cajun fishing and hunting guide Ryan Lambert has weathered his share of storms over the years. He rebuilt his house and lodge deep in the...

 

Feds slam BP for gross negligence as oil washes up on storm-wracked Gulf beaches   |   September 6, 2012
With weathered oil believed to be from BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster washing up across the Gulf in the wake of Hurricane Isaac and leading to the emergency closure of...

 

Oil, coal spills contaminate Louisiana in Isaac's wake   |   September 4, 2012
As the recovery continues from last week's Hurricane Isaac, details are emerging about oil spills and other toxic pollution left behind in the storm's wake. Staff with...

 

Gulf residents warned to be on alert for BP oil in Isaac's wake   |   August 29, 2012
Residents of Gulf states are being warned to stay on alert for the presence of BP oil in the wake of Hurricane Isaac and to report sightings of any oil pollution that washes...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: New Orleans' recovery seven years after Katrina   |   August 29, 2012
Number of breaches that occurred in New Orleans' federally built levee system following Hurricane Katrina, which struck the U.S. Gulf Coast seven years ago today: 53 Percent...

 

Who is most at risk from Hurricane Isaac?   |   August 28, 2012
At 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, Tropical Storm Isaac became Hurricane Isaac, with the National Hurricane Center reporting the storm's winds had grown to 75 miles per hour...

 

Environmental health risks detailed at Louisiana bayou sinkhole disaster site   |   August 22, 2012
An environmental advocacy group has released analyses of state air and water sampling data collected at the site of the Texas Brine salt cavern sinkhole where radioactive oil...

 

Gulf fishermen face hard decisions over BP settlement   |   August 17, 2012
By Karen Savage, Bridge the Gulf At the Gulf Organized Fisheries in Solidarity & Hope (GO FISH) conference held August 4 in Westwego, La., oysterman Byron Encalade of Pointe a...