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Funds for Tracing Gulf Seafood Slated to Run Out at Year's End

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana seafood vendors were hurt by the 2010 BP spill, fishing closures and consumers' fears that Gulf shrimp, oysters and fish were tainted. The catch isn't fully back to pre-spill levels but vendors want to prove they have quality, local seafood to sell.

Dolphins Much Sicker After BP Spill: Study

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green

A year after BP's disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of researchers found that dolphins in the vicinity of the spill showed major...

Louisiana Parishes Fault Coast Guard For Slow Removal Of BP Oil

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.05.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

BP oil and tar that washed ashore or was uncovered in Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Bernard and other Louisiana parishes during Hurricane Isaac is settling into wetlands and shutting some public beaches.

Louisiana's Lafitte Area Wants Levee Plans Expedited Following Isaac

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.09.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Residents of the Jefferson Parish town of Jean Lafitte, 25 miles south of New Orleans, hope a levee can be built soon after they were inundated by Isaac in August and a string of earlier storms.

Marine Life Suffers Near BP's Deepwater Horizon Site

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Dolphins are washing up dead while fish disappear as oil and dispersants from BP's 2010 spill lurk in Gulf waters and marshes.

WATCH: Eyeless Shrimp And Fish With Lesions In The Gulf

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green

While the true extent of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill was not known for about 4 years, as Al Jazeera notes in the video above, the repercussions of...

Louisiana Dolphins Show Symptoms 'Consistent With Oil Exposure'

AP | ALAN SAYRE | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Scientists say 32 dolphins taken from Louisiana's Barataria Bay were in overall poor health, though they say their studies don't ...

Where's the Oil? Here, There, and Everywhere

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Public opinion, manipulated by media and political expediency will not change how nature has responded to the Corexit dispersants and millions of gallons of oil that have been dumped into the Gulf.

Gulf oil spill's threat to wildlife turns real

Summit Daily News | Summit Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ON BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - The wildlife apocalypse along the Gulf Coast that everyone has feared for weeks is fast becoming a terrible rea...

Countering BP's PR: Deception by Dispersal; The Great Gulf Oil Tragedy

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

BP's intent all along has been to bury the oil underwater and keep it out of sight. Some biologists agree that keeping it underwater and out of the marshes is best. But many fishermen think once it gets on the bottom, it can't be retrieved.

Flyover at the Macondo Wellhead: Damage Control at "The Source"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The big question remains. All of those 200 million gallons did not vanish. How much oil is buried in beach sands, embedded in marshes, is still dispersed in the water column or is lying on the sea floor?

BP's Oiled Pelicans: "They Look Like Dead Angels in the Sand"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Rehabilitation of wildlife has become a moneymaking government enabled bureaucracy with a bunch of federal sock-puppets taking orders from BP. Don't ask me to prove it -- look the photos.

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.

Winona LaDuke Pledges Help for Native Tribes Facing BP Oil

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

"She was a woman drawn to the border. She was drawn to battle; into the cycle of war and revenge. She never professed to understand war or to understa...

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 ...

Media Contributes to Victim Mentality as Gulf Struggles

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

One of the most important issues facing coastal residents is air quality. Journalists have a responsibility to examine the science and the public has a responsibility to learn more about their environment.

BP Oil Spill Cleanup Could Face Complications From Tropical Storm Alex, Weather

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP)-- The logistics of containing the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico are mind-boggling even in ideal conditions. Add a tropical stor...

New Photos Show Oil-Soaked Dolphins Struggling in Barataria Bay, Louisiana

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

There are no published photos or videos that we've been able to find, no stories that describe the oil-encrusted dorsal fins and odd behavior that suggest an under-reported environmental catastrophe.

Parish President Billy Nungesser Responds to Marina Controversy

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The Associated Press has picked up a Times Picayune article on Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, an outspoken critic of the BP oil leak cl...

'An Environmental War Zone:' Barataria Bay Is The Oil Spill's Ground Zero

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) -- The meandering sand dunes and bird islands of Barataria Bay have become the epicenter of the environmental disaster spewing...