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Gulf Coast Residents

Gulf Residents Say No to Congressional Push for Faster, Dangerous Drilling

Rocky Kistner | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

We have a tone deaf Congress that seems bent on ignoring recent history, including the fact their constituents are still suffering economic, emotional and physical harm from the oil disaster.

BP Resuming Pay Of Dividends Seen As 'A Slap In The Face' To Oil Spill Victims

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP's decision to resume paying dividends rankled Gulf Coast residents Tuesday who saw it as another sign the company wants to move...

Feeling Abandoned, Gulf Coast Residents Issue A Call To Arms

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

It was time for Gulf coast community groups to join together -- the Gulf was their lifeblood, and it has been threatened by oil like never before. Without a common voice, fighting those who seem bent on burying this disaster will be a losing battle.

Gulf Residents Are Skeptical Leak Is Actually Stopped, See A Long Road Ahead

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Many Gulf Coast residents don't believe it. Some accuse BP of making it up. And even those convinced that the oil leak has finall...

Gulf Needs Concrete Actions That Respect Residents' Rights

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Kennedy

CODEN, Ala. -- When Gulf Coast resident Louise Bosarge heard President Obama refer to her community as "resilient," her response was poetic: "We bounce back. We always bounce back. Bouncing hurts."

A Time for Moral Reckoning

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Theologically, we are witnessing a massive despoiling of God's creation. We were meant to be stewards of the Gulf of Mexico. Instead, we are watching the destruction of all that. Why?

Obama Oil Spill Speech: FULL TEXT

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) -- Intent on showing firm command of a deepening Gulf Coast crisis, President Barack Obama inspected a fouled beach, took in wha...