Matt Preusch

BP Drilling Disaster: Trajectory Map for July 30

NOAA’s official trajectory maps are showing decreasing amounts of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, but as the Times-Picayune’s Bob Marshall points out in a front page story today, “the Gulf might look cleaner on the surface right now, but there is probably hundreds of millions of gallons of BP’s oil in tiny, hard-to-see droplets …

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Gulf Coast Groups Call for Valdez-Style Citizens’ Advisory Councils

Below is a press release GRN sent out today asking lawmakers to include citizens’ advisory councils as part of upcoming drilling reform legislation. You can download a PDF of the letter here.Citizens’ Advisory Councils Followed Valdez Spill. Why Not BP’s Gulf of Mexico Disaster?New Orleans – A coalition of over one hundred Gulf Coast faith, …

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AMAZING VIDEO: Yet Another Busted Well-head a Spilling Oil in Gulf

The Times-Picayune reported this morning that a busted well-head is spilling oil into Bayou St. Dennis near Lafitte.Oil is reportedly already fouling the marshes there. Though these small spills don’t get the attention of BP’s drilling disaster, they are all too common and contribute to the loss of Louisiana’s wetlands.Just last the Gulf Restoration Network’s …

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Dispersants Part of the Problem for Gulf Wildlife, Not a Solution

An Air Force C-130 sprays disperstants in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo courtesy Deepwater Horizon ResponseOne hundred days after BP’s blown out well began erupting oil into the Gulf of Mexico, a few things are clear.For one, damage to the Gulf Coast from BP’s oil will last for years, even decades. And that damage is …

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Scientists Call for End to Use of Dispersants in Gulf

A group of prominent scientists is calling for an end to the use of dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico and better study of how the potentially toxic mix of oil and dispersant is impacting human and ecosystem health.”We believe that Corexit dispersants, in compbination with crude oil, pose grave health risks to marine life …

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