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The Gulf, Still at Risk

April 22, 2015

In the run-up to the fifth anniversary on Monday of one of the worst environmental disasters in American history, the 2010 BP oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, the country has heard happy talk from the company most responsible…

Environmentalists Warn That Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Could Be a Mirage

April 21, 2015

Some environmentalists weren’t happy with my article marking the fifth anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. I emphasized a glass-half-full view of the present situation: Yes, BP and other corporate actors deserve condemnation for the…

Officials propose another 10 projects in early restoration work following Deepwater Horizon disaster

April 21, 2015

A list of 10 proposed projects to be funded by $134 million to help restore the environment as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster has been released by federal and state trustees as well as BP.

Five years on, Gulf still paying price for BP oil spill

April 20, 2015

Soon after the BP oil spill in 2010, scientists began noticing something troubling with common bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico.

Land building at Davis Pond studied; project was launched decades ago to help fisheries

April 20, 2015

When Davis Pond freshwater diversion opened up in 2002, it was a result of decades of work to get additional fresh water from the Mississippi River into Barataria Bay for fisheries enhancement.

5 years later, no final word on BP spill’s effects

April 13, 2015

SHELL BEACH, La. — Brad Robin says there's no doubt the BP oil spill has caused lasting damage to the Gulf Coast.

Plaquemines Parish moves ahead with plans to restore island that nearly vanished after oil spill

April 9, 2015

Despite some misgivings about repeating the same work, Plaquemines Parish is moving forward with plans to restore an island heavily damaged in the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

EPA likely won’t have to adopt more stringent restrictions on nutrients in Mississippi River, appeals court rules

April 8, 2015

A federal appeals court Tuesday (April 7) ordered a New Orleans federal judge to reconsider his ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency must decide whether more stringent rules are needed to curb the flow of fertilizer and other nutrient pollutants…

Oil industry says offshore response better, faster 5 years after BP spill

April 7, 2015

Five years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil and gas industry can respond and contain well blowouts offshore faster than ever before, said Don Armijo, CEO of the Marine Well Containment Co. But he…

A visit to the Caminada Headland Beach & Dune Restoration project

April 7, 2015

The BP oil spill has had devastating impacts on Gulf Coast ecosystems and communities, but coastal Louisiana’s land loss crisis began decades before the disaster. The Clean Water Act fines and other money paid through settlements relating to the spill…

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