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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: 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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

VOICES | Bless these shrimps: Faith, fishing and Gulf Coast restoration   |   April 17, 2012
By Jeffrey Buchanan, Oxfam America Faith and fishing: two central parts of Louisiana's vibrant coastal culture. Every April, going back generations, you can see them...

 

A Valentine for the Gulf   |   February 14, 2012
There's speculation on the Gulf Coast that BP could soon reach a settlement in the civil suit over its 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. Opening arguments in the historic...

 

Has the Gulf oil disaster fallen off America's radar?   |   January 31, 2012
For residents of the Gulf Coast, the BP oil spill is an ongoing disaster that's still causing serious health problems, environmental damage and economic hardship in one of the...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Shining a light on Gulf restoration   |   December 8, 2011
Amount BP agreed to pay up front for restoration projects prior to completion of what's known as the Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) measuring the harm done by the...