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Threatened coastal stretch of Louisiana Highway One needs funding

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 8, 2013 edition.) The lower section of LA Highway 1, which runs from Grand Isle in ...

Gulf Coast Leaders Want BP to Clean Up Its Mess

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Regional leaders at a Gulf Coast Restoration Summit said they're relieved that Congress passed the RESTORE Act in June. But they're unsure when money from RESTORE, which devotes 80 percent of BP's Clean Water Act fines for the 2010 spill to Gulf states, will be available.

Deadliest Catch Crew Supports Island Aid in Grand Isle

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Island Aid was one of those festivals that seemed to come with a live soundtrack to suit whatever was going on. The Deadliest Catch crew members in f...

SIGNS OF FRUSTRATION: Gulf Residents Have Nothing But Time -- To Protest

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If you want to know how residents here feel about the oil spill, just read the signs that are posted on seemingly every electrical pole, planted in fr...

Reversal of Coverage: Coast Guard Drops 65 Foot Rule for Media

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karen Dalton-Beninato

It just became far easier for press to get to the BP response site in Grand Isle. This was our last NewOrleans.com attempt. National Incident Command...

Jason Linkins

Adam Dillon, BP Contractor Who Once Blocked A Local Reporter, Became A Whistleblower (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Down in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is said to be "pleased" with the effort thus far to recap the oil leak, an effort that they took up in earnest over the...

Open Web Platform for Gulf Oil Spill Beats Media Boom Ban

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

Yobie Benjamin with Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu "But at the end of the day, it's not about me. It's about the people of the Gulf," S...

BP Oil Spill Cleanup Hindered Again By Rough Gulf Seas

AP | TOM BREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP)— Cleanup crews across the Gulf of Mexico surveyed damage done by last week's hurricane while contending Sunday with choppy seas...

Unified Command Responds: "Not Burying Oiled Sand"

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

If you have alternative technology ideas, want to volunteer in cleanup or if you've spotted oiled wildlife, call Deepwater Horizon Response Unified Command.

While Media Is Sandbagged, Is Sand Dumped Over Oil on Grand Isle? (PHOTOS)

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The question of whether or not sand is being dumped on the beaches of Grand Isle to cover up the oil rather than clean it is lighting up the internet.

Top Chef Judge Tom Colicchio Speaks Out in Grand Isle

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Tom Colicchio loves seafood so much he canceled a fishing trip in Massachusetts to fly down to Grand Isle for the Friends of the Fishermen event. "I've been fishing my entire life," he told me Monday after the benefit.

BP Oil Spill Cleanup Did Not Consider Hurricanes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP)-- Rep. Edward Markey says BP's disaster response plan for an oil spill doesn't mention hurricanes or tropical storms. Markey says the...

Rough Seas From Hurricane Alex 2010 Pushing Oil Closer To Gulf Coast Beaches

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP)-- Rough seas generated by Hurricane Alex pushed more oil from the massive spill onto Gulf coast beaches as cleanup vessels were s...

Dear BP: Nobody Puts Peter Fonda in the Corner (Updated with NOLA Rally Photos)

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

It's a regular game of whack-a-mole, getting to the shore at BP's Grand Isle cleanup. It turns out Peter Fonda was at one end of Grand Isle yesterday,...

BP Oil Spill Police State? Sophia Bush, Austin Nichols Join Us on Grand Isle (VIDEO)

Matt Petersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Petersen

We went to the beach to see first hand what was happening with the clean up, and to see how we could help.

Bottlenose Dolphin Teeth, British Petroleum PR and Reality on the Mississippi Delta

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

There is a deep distrust of anything British Petroleum has to say here in south Louisiana, and the President's claim that 90 percent of the flow will be stopped by the middle of July is being roundly criticized. If the number came from BP, there is good reason to be incredulous.

Doomed Pelicans: British Petroleum Neglecting Booms in Pelican Rookery

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Photos of oil-soaked suffocating pelicans drifting in pools of oil from the British Petroleum oil disaster have become a heartbreaking symbol of the e...

Jason Linkins

Oil Spill Response: 'Army Of Temp Workers' Bused To Grand Isle For Obama Appearance Leave Soon Afterward

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This afternoon, President Barack Obama made a trip to Grand Isle, Louisiana to discuss the measures being taken to bring some form of relief to the re...

BP Oil Spill - Let's All Join Together and Say, NEVER AGAIN

Matt Petersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Petersen

Like most Americans, I continue to be depressed and angered by BP's wholly inadequate response to the tragic BP oil spill, despoiling the Gulf Coast...

Welcome to Reality, Tony; Grand Isle Citizens Speak - and Sing - Out on BP Oil Spill (VIDEO)

Matt Petersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Petersen

It is all hands on deck time -- for stopping the spill, cleaning it up, holding BP accountable, and reducing our dependency on oil by creating a cleaner, greener future.

Vermont Slaughterhouse Closed For Inhumane Treatment Of Calves

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A Vermont slaughterhouse ordered closed Friday after video showed calves kicked, shocked and cut while conscious had its opera...