Gulf Coast

Lawsuit seeks better regulation of oil spill dispersants   |   August 8, 2012
A coalition of fishing, conservation, wildlife and public health groups based in the Gulf Coast and Alaska has filed a citizen lawsuit under the federal Clean Water Act to force...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Protesting BP's Olympic greenwash   |   July 27, 2012
Number of people arrested last week following a protest at the Olympic Clock in London's Trafalgar Square, where activists posing as representatives of BP and other notorious...

 

VOICES: Will the RESTORE Act be a blank check for the Gulf's businessmen and developers?   |   July 18, 2012
By Cherri Foytlin, Bridge the Gulf One thing is for sure: When it comes to how the billions of dollars in BP fines slated for the Gulf Coast is used by the states, advocates,...

 

Understanding the BP oil spill's health impacts (video)   |   July 16, 2012
A scientific study underway along the Gulf Coast is looking at toxic components of crude oil in seafood in order to understand the BP oil disaster's impacts on human and...

 

RESTORE Act offers Gulf Coast a shot at economic mobility after the oil spill nightmare   |   July 3, 2012
By Jeffrey Buchanan, Oxfam America Out of the tragedy of the 2010 BP oil disaster, we could soon see hope emerge. New legislation, the RESTORE the Gulf Coast States Act, just...

 

Civil rights and a green economy: A discussion with Teresa Bettis of the Center for Fair Housing   |   May 29, 2012
Teresa Fox Bettis is executive director of the Center for Fair Housing in Mobile, Alabama. She recently spoke with Bridge the Gulf and the Institute for Southern Studies for the...

 

Fighting for home: A discussion with Clarice Friloux of United Houma Nation   |   May 22, 2012
Clarice Friloux is a resident of Grand Bois, a small community bordering Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes in Louisiana, and works as the outreach coordinator for the United Houma...

 

Voices: Speaking out against the Tar Sands pipeline   |   May 15, 2012
Washington’s political wars rarely match reality back home. So when politicians and K Street lobbyists peddle the $7 billion Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, you...

 

Poll documents ongoing emotional harm from BP oil disaster   |   May 10, 2012
Two years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast residents continue to suffer emotional fallout from the disaster. That's the conclusion of a new survey...

 

Lawsuit blames BP's Gulf pollution for divers' injuries, suicides   |   May 7, 2012
A commercial diver who worked in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP disaster has filed a lawsuit blaming his serious health problems -- and his colleagues' suicides -- on the...

 

New Mississippi law boosts local hiring in disaster's wake   |   May 3, 2012
Following Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, Gulf Coast community leaders raised concerns about the failure to prioritize hiring local residents for recovery jobs -- but an...

 

BP sees a return to grandeur as Gulf fishermen reel from disaster   |   May 1, 2012
By Rocky Kistner, Bridge the Gulf The second memorial of the nation's worst oil catastrophe has come and gone, forever linked to Earth Day and seared into the psyches of...

 

Feds file first criminal charges related to BP Gulf spill   |   April 25, 2012
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica Two years after oil from a BP well began gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Department of Justice has filed criminal charges alleging that...

 

New survey details BP oil spill's human health damages   |   April 23, 2012
People living along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle continue to suffer health problems as a result of the BP oil disaster, according to a new survey...

 

BP Two Years Later: Searching for alternatives in New Orleans East   |   April 20, 2012
The following is an excerpt from the Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report, "Troubled Waters: Two Years after the BP Oil Disaster, A Struggling Gulf Coast Calls...

 

TROUBLED WATERS: Two years into BP's oil disaster, Gulf communities struggle to recover   |   April 20, 2012
Two years after the BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the biggest oil disaster in U.S. history, a Facing South/Institute for Southern...

 

BP 2-Year Anniversary: Searching for Hope, Struggling for Survival in the Gulf   |   April 20, 2012
The following is an excerpt from the Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report, "Troubled Waters: Two Years after the BP Oil Disaster, A Struggling Gulf Coast Calls...

 

BP 2-Year Anniversary: What can be done to restore the Gulf?   |   April 20, 2012
The following is an excerpt from the Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report, "Troubled Waters: Two Years after the BP Oil Disaster, A Struggling Gulf Coast Calls...

 

BP 2-Year Anniversary: Gulf still sick from BP oil disaster   |   April 20, 2012
The following is an excerpt from the Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report, "Troubled Waters: Two Years after the BP Oil Disaster, A Struggling Gulf Coast Calls...

 

BP Two Years Later: The Gulf's vanishing coastline   |   April 20, 2012
The following is an excerpt from the Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report, "Troubled Waters: Two Years after the BP Oil Disaster, A Struggling Gulf Coast Calls...

 

Two Years Later: Visualizing the BP oil disaster   |   April 20, 2012
Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies this week released a report titled "Troubled Waters" on the aftermath of the BP oil disaster, a human and environmental...

 

BP 2-Year Anniversary: Fishers, Gulf residents struggle to protect a way of life   |   April 20, 2012
The following is an excerpt from the Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report, "Troubled Waters: Two Years after the BP Oil Disaster, A Struggling Gulf Coast Calls...

 

Audit finds BP disaster fund underpaid $64M for losses   |   April 20, 2012
Following BP's 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, the company set up a $20 billion fund to compensate Gulf Coast residents and businesses for their losses -- but local leaders...

 

Troubled Waters: Gulf communities still reeling two years into BP disaster   |   April 19, 2012
Reddit | Facebook | Twitter On April 20, 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, killing 11 workers and injuring 17 others. For three months the well...

 

Litany for the sea   |   April 18, 2012
This Friday, April 20, marks the second anniversary of the explosion and fire on BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig off the Louisiana coast, which killed 11 workers and sent...