Energy / Global Warming

Taylor Oil Leak Estimates Go Way Up

Taylor Oil Leak Estimates Go Way Up

Last month, the federal government filed new reports suggesting that the Taylor Energy oil leak, which has been spewing oil into the Gulf for 14 years, is far larger than previously reported, and could be growing. According to the filings, Taylor Energy is leaking between 10,000 to 30,000 gallons of oil daily. This represents a …

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8 Years Since BP Disaster, New Report Documents Oil and Gas Impacts

On April 19th, Gulf Restoration Network released a new report – “Oil and Gas in the Gulf of Mexico” – that reviews ongoing damages from offshore oil and gas development, announces a new tool to document GRN’s monitoring efforts, and highlights some of the most significant pollution events in 2017. The report also shares recommendations …

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Trump calls for more drilling & more spilling

Last week, the Trump administration released a plan to open up nearly all U.S. water to oil and gas drilling. This news came on the heels of an announcement that Trump is rolling back protections, such as portions of the “well-control rule,” which were enacted to fix the problems that led to the BP drilling …

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Feds: Seismic Oil Surveys in Gulf of Mexico Would Injure 30 Million Marine Mammals

The press release below was issued today by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Center for Biological Diversity, Gulf Restoration Network and Sierra Club. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released a final environmental impact statement that concludes seismic surveys for oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico would cause significant harm …

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Stop the Trump-McConnell Dirty Energy Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell capped off Trump’s “Energy Week” by announcing a new energy bill that would speed approval of exports of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). We need your help to stop this destructive bill. The vast majority of proposed new LNG export facilities – almost 30 – would be in Gulf states, which …

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Concerned citizens and advocacy groups challenge the Bayou Bridge pipeline coastal use permit

The fight to stop the Bayou Bridge pipeline continues. Most recently, GRN and a host of allies filed suit against Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR). You may have read about it in this NOLA.com article, but here is the press release:St. James citizens and advocacy groups are suing the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources …

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Urgent Action on Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Update: Great news! Rep. Richmond responded to all of your calls and emails by sending the Corps a letter asking for an Environmental Impact Statement for the Bayou Bridge pipeline. You can thank him for sending the letter here. The Bayou Bridge pipeline, which is one of the largest pipelines ever proposed in Louisiana, would …

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