Categories & Tags: Gulf Coast

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...

 

Environmental disaster on Louisiana bayou highlights radioactive hazards of oil and gas drilling   |   August 14, 2012
Along with a massive sinkhole, anger is growing in Assumption Parish, La. as details emerge that state and corporate officials knew for over a year about the potential for...

 

Mysterious environmental disaster unfolding in Louisiana bayou community atop gas storage caves   |   August 9, 2012
By Karen Savage, Bridge the Gulf Ashley Alleman and her husband knew something was wrong months ago. Amid reports of unexplained bubbling in nearby Bayou Corne, they’d been...

 

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...