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Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease

Steve Horn | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogIn little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of In...

Gretna's Coal Train Resolution Too Tepid for Some Residents

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Coal trains are typically 100 to 125 cars long and uncovered. Dust blowing off them threatens human health and accumulates along tracks, causing derailments.

Beleaguered Plaquemines Town Is Slated for a Borrow Pit

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The Plaquemines Parish Council gave the go-ahead Thursday to Woodland Borrow Pits, LLC in New Orleans to excavate clay on Highway 23's west side across from the African American community of Ironton.

Public opposition to Plaquemines Parish coal terminals grows

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Aug. 19, 2013 edition.) Louisiana, a major exporter of coal from other states, could shi...

Lawsuit proceeds against Taylor Energy over a 9-year Gulf leak

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 29, 2013 edition.) Early last week, U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan in New Or...

Whales to Big Oil: 'Keep It Down, Would Ya?'

OnEarth | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Jason Bittel, OnEarthNo one ever said the search for fossil fuels in increasingly hard-to-reach places was easy. As part of their quest to keep the...

Louisiana turns sand berms into barrier islands

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.02.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 3, 2013 edition.) Scientists and engineers questioned the cost and longevity of san...

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.

Louisiana Coal Hubs Ignite Human Health and Coastal Restoration Concerns

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Armstrong Energy in Missouri hopes to open a company-backed RAM coal terminal in Alliance, La. on the west bank of the lower Mississippi River in 2014. But residents of Ironton, located just south of RAM's site, say they don't want their air quality to get any worse than it is now.

"Resilience" Theme Irks Gulf Residents at Green Conference

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

A number of Louisianans attended, and the theme of resilience or withstanding adversity didn't sit well with some of them, who said the state had suffered unnecessarily from oil-and-gas greed and the mistakes of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. What exactly upset attendees from Louisiana?

BP's Gulf of Mexico Disaster: Two Years Later, Where Is The Response?

Philip Radford | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Philip Radford

The BP disaster turns two this week. Two years since the nation was reminded that offshore drilling is dirty, dangerous, and deadly. As we look back and assess where we are today, a troubling picture is emerging from the Gulf.

Views Collide At Meeting On Louisiana's Coastal Plan

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

A New Orleans open house held by Louisiana's coastal restoration authority last week on a draft of the state's 2012 Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast drew mixed, earnest and sometimes vehement comments.

Gulf Activists Stage Protest as BP's Cleanup Slows

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.21.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

BP's gushing well was capped in mid-July of last year but that was hardly the end of the spill saga for Gulf Coast residents.

Feds Unveil Plan for Offshore Gulf Fish Farms

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.24.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

You probably already eat chicken or salmon raised in cramped, factory-like conditions, and in a couple of years you may see farmed drum, redfish, pompano or amberjack from the Gulf of Mexico in supermarkets.

Pre-Spill, Coastal Threats Cannot Be Ignored, Environmentalists Say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.02.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

This article was published in the Louisiana Weekly in the May 2, 2011 edition. Before the BP spill, a number of Louisiana towns were underwater, loc...

As Dolphins Die, Gulf Restoration Task Force Takes Heat

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Not one of the 16 Gulf Restoration Taskforce members represent NGOs or Gulf community organizations. That doesn't sit right with many who had been promised direct representation by last October.

Gulf Beach Cleaning Slows Though Tar Remains

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Southeast Louisiana beach lovers -- upset about losing last summer's surf to the BP spill -- may be eager to grab a towel on the first, warm weekend and head down to Grand Isle. But some local observers feel the cleaning effort should continue.

Undefeated: The Gulf Coast 6 Months After the Blowout

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

The crucible of the Gulf provides a harrowing example of the insanity we now consider normal.

Take Action to Reduce Dependence of Fossil Fuels

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

My Gulf Action is a way to show people how their everyday activities, from buying bottled water to adjusting their thermostats by one degree, is inextricably linked to our dependence on fossil fuels.

Eagles Cheerleaders Donate Portion Of Calendar Proceeds To Help Gulf Coast

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For the last three years, the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders have taken bikini-clad photographs for their annual Eco-Sexy calendar. The 2010-2011 c...

Controlled Burn of Deepwater Horizon Spill Began Wednesday

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry, met with media to discuss the explosion on Wednesday afternoon. Landry said, "I have not been sugarcoating this. It is premature to say it is a catastrophe, but I will say it is serious."

Threadless Launches Gulf Coast Relief Tee: peliCAN

Naomi Hirabayashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Naomi Hirabayashi

This week Threadless, the popular design community, launched their Gulf Coast relief tee called peliCAN. After watching the gallons of oil spilling ...

Oil Spill Impacts (VIDEO): Gulf Restoration Network Explores Affected Wildlife, Communities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Gulf Restoration Network, a 15-year-old environmental network that exclusively covers the health of the Gulf, has launched a weekly series focusin...

Gulf Oil Spill (PHOTOS): Horrifying Aerial Images Of Oil Reaching Louisiana Marshes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Gulf Restoration Network captured some truly haunting images of the Gulf oil spill during a flyover of Redfish Bay, in Louisiana's bird's foot del...