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Oil Containment Boom

Thad Allen OKs Media Credentials in Response to Boom Ban Protests

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

The question of media access on the Gulf Coast has become a very confusing sequence of orders issued, retracted, clarified, and contradicted.

Jason Linkins

ProPublica Photographer Detained By Law Enforcement At The Behest Of BP

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I know I sound like a broken record, but there is simply no end in sight to the overall media clampdown in the Gulf. It is enforced by BP, with the assistance of local law enforcement officials and the approval of the Federal government.

Jason Linkins

BP Media Clampdown: Journalists Now Face Possibility of Fines, Prison Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A month ago, Thad Allen issued an order granting the media "uninhibited access" to the areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Thirty days later, it should be said that the order essentially has no real-world meaning at all.

Coast Guard Media Liaison Works for BP's PR Agency

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

Did my July 3 post inadvertently provide a bully pulpit for BP and Coast Guard propaganda? As it turns out, there is plenty of room for concern regarding this apparent marriage of public relations and a government agency.

Facing the Future as a Media Felon on the Gulf Coast

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

The United States Coast Guard considers me a felon now, because I "willfully" want to obtain more photos like these to show you the utter devastation ...

Jamie Hinton, Alabama Man, Fights To Protect Hometown From Oil Spill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In Magnolia Springs, Alabama, a small town built on a coastal estuary, the water is central to the residents' way of life. With the looming threat of ...

Gulf Oil Spill Containment: Will There Be Enough Boom?

The New York Times | JOHN COLLINS RUDOLF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As a vast oil slick threatens waterfront from western Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, BP and the Coast Guard are engaged in a frantic effort to se...