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Gulf Coast Recovery

As BP Trial Begins, Gulf Businesses and Communities Call for Ecosystem Restoration and Economic Opportunity

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Monday marked the beginning of arguably the biggest trial of this century, as the U.S. Department of Justice went to court with global oil giant, BP. With money most likely on the way to states, and needs still so acute, the question is, how to invest it most effectively.

Bless These Shrimp: Faith, Fishing And Gulf Coast Restoration

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 06.19.2012 | Religion
Jeffrey Buchanan

For many years, communities of faith have provided a safety net to fisher families impacted by bad seasons or disasters like Hurricane Katrina and the BP spill. They have also seen firsthand the vital connection between the health of natural resources and the life of the community.

Warning Signs Flash at the Start of a Crucial Shrimp Season in the Gulf

Rocky Kistner | Posted 07.20.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The first week of Louisiana's crucial brown shrimp season is nearly over and the reports from fishermen are not good.

Oil Spill Claims Based On Assumption That Gulf Will Recover In 3 Years

AP | HARRY R. WEBER and BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not independent from BP and must stop telling...

Bumpy Start To BP Fund Puzzles Gulf

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The last Saturday night in September, Timothy Farris shut down his Godfather's Pizza restaurant here in this small Gulf Coast beach town, a victim, he...

The Religious Mandate To Not Abandon The Gulf

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Rachel Cohen Religion News Service (RNS) Six months ago, we watched in horror as an offshore drilling rig exploded and five million barrels of oi...

Insider: Obama Will Seek Change Of Law To Use BP Spill Fines To Restore Gulf

AP | HARRY R. WEBER and DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — President Barack Obama endorsed a plan Tuesday to rehabilitate the Gulf of Mexico with some of the billions of dollars in water po...

Katrina, Five Years Later

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The simple, sad fact is that the biggest obstacle facing efforts to restore the Gulf Coast is that the region is still governed, not as a democracy, but as a colonial appendage of the oil industry.

Justice for Katrina Victims: Five Years Passed and Still Waiting

Pierce O'Donnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pierce O'Donnell

Now that the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina has passed, it's a good time to once again share an important fact: a federal court decision has concluded that this tragedy was a caused by the negligence of the U.S. Army Corps.

Fulfilling President Obama's Gulf Coast Restoration Pledge

Paul Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Harrison

Three days before President Obama's visit to Louisiana to commemorate the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, a broad, bi-partisan coal...

Gulf Coast Clergy Meet To Address Spiritual Effects Of Oil Spill (VIDEO)

Odyssey Networks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Oil has stopped spilling from the remains of the Deepwater Horizon rig, which suffered a blowout, burned and collapsed between April 20 and 22. Howev...

Lucia Graves

New Gulf Business Coalition Aims To Revitalize Beleaguered Coastal Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Civic and community leaders from Louisiana, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi will meet in New Orleans Thursday to officially launch Ready4TakeOff.org,...

Jason Linkins

Former Gulf Fishermen-Turned-Clean-Up Contractors Enthuse: 'Thank God For BP'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Seems like only months ago that BP was the name on every acid-tipped tongue for the way the Deepwater Horizon oil spill had completely decimated the G...

Gulf Coast Priest: 'We Have To Change Our Values' (VIDEO)

Odyssey Networks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Oil has stopped spilling from the remains of the Deepwater Horizon rig, which suffered a blowout, burned and collapsed between April 20 and 22. How...

Lessons from the Gulf: Why Playgrounds Should Be a Priority in Disaster Zones

Darell Hammond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darell Hammond

When my organization announced that we were going to build a playground in the Gulf shortly after Hurricane Katrina, not everyone was happy about it. ...

Attention Must Be Paid: The Gulf Oil Spill Is Not Over

Rev. Jennifer Kottler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Kottler

The minute the spotlight leaves, so will the pressure on BP to make things right for the people and the environment that were destroyed. Attention must be paid.

Pondering Faith, Oil And Our Responsibility To The Earth (VIDEO)

Odyssey Networks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

For the moment, oil has stopped spilling from the remains of the Deepwater Horizon rig, which suffered a blowout, burned and collapsed between April 2...

Oil Slick Poisons God of the Sea

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

The aquatic immortal said that despite the disruption to the coastline, the ecosystem and the balance of nature, he had no doubt that BP would restore its name.

The Road Ahead for the Gulf Coast

Kandie Stroud | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kandie Stroud

Those pictures and non-stop interviews with PR savvy spokesmen have tugged at our emotions but shifted the focus away from possibly permanent effects that lie in the road ahead.

Congress Announces BP to Be Boiled in Their Own Oil

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Henry Sterry

The shocking decision to boil BP executives in their own oil will undoubtedly result in enormous controversy, but Congress is undeterred.

Obama's Oil Spill Recovery Chief Will Work Part Time, Environmental Record Is Unknown

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's point man charting a new future for the oil-poisoned Gulf Coast will do the job part-time. Some environme...

Blague d'Art: Apres le Deluge, Moi

Peter Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Peter Frank

It wasn't my primary intent to check up on post-hurricane art in Louisiana, but, even half a decade on, when you go there, you look for what was left standing and what has been replaced.

New Orleans: Who Calls the Shots?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

One day before the office was to expire, President Obama extended the life of the Gulf Coast Recovery "Czar" (don't tell Glenn Beck) for another six months.

Four Years Later, Let's End the Human Rights Crisis in KatrinaRitaVille

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

The federal government still has a long fight ahead to make good on promises to rebuild a stronger, safer and more equitable Gulf Coast.

Obama Using New Orleans As Green Blueprint

The Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's aggressive approach to Gulf Coast recovery has allowed him to put a liberal policy stamp on the region and apply campaign promises t...