BPs Oil Drilling Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

BP Disaster Funding Announced for MS Restoration Planning

Black skimmers flying along the beach on Mississippi’s Ship Island.Today, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced an award of $3.6 million for coastal restoration planning for Mississippi. This grant funding is roughly one percent of the overall NFWF monies to be distributed to Mississippi.We applaud …

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Judge Sets Date for Final Phase of the BP Trial

As we approach April 20, 2014, four years since the Deepwater Horizon exploded off Louisiana’s coast in the Gulf of Mexico, communities across our Coast are reminded daily of the destruction caused by BP’s negligence. Last Friday (21 March), U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier announced the start date for the third and final phase …

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GRN and Partners Call for Action on Dispersants

On February 5th, GRN and 62 other organizations sent a letter asking the Environmental Protection Agency to move swiftly to revise their current regulation of chemical dispersants. It’s been thirteen years since the EPA first initiated a rulemaking to revise the rules for overseeing and testing of dispersants, and we are still waiting. The need …

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Restoration the Right Way

We have until Wednesday to tell our leaders that we want true environmental restoration for the Gulf!At the end of 2013, our state and federal leaders issued a draft plan and list of proposed projects to help guide and implement restoration across the Gulf Coast. This Plan, known as the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, sets …

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EPA Needs to Stop Stalling on Dispersants

The BP drilling disaster made it tragically clear that federal rules overseeing the use of chemical dispersants are deeply flawed. In the wake of the disaster, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promised reforms. Yet it’s been almost four years, and our coastal communities are still at risk. Tell EPA and the Office of Management and …

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