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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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Hilcorp Oils Critical Marshes with their Sloppy Practices

Wednesday morning, Gulf Restoration Network and our partners at Waltzer Wiygul & Garside LLC and Vanishing Earth flew over coastal Louisiana, to document the Hilcorp Energy pipeline spill in Barataria Bay. Yesterday, we took a boat and surveyed the sheens and slicks, grasses and birds at water level.The crude oil leak, which was reported wednesday …

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Exclusive New Photos of Taylor Oil Leak

Exclusive New Photos of Taylor Oil Leak

Yesterday, Gulf Restoration Network and Southwings flew over coastal Louisiana, documenting the continuing Taylor oil leak 12 miles off the coast of Louisiana and various coastal restoration sites. The Taylor energy site has been leaking since Hurricane Ivan toppled the offshore platform in 2004. The sheen from Taylor extended over an area of about 5 …

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1000 Miles of Leaky Pipe?

Since last month’s deep leak and weak response in Green Canyon, we’ve been wondering what other shoes are yet to drop. In 2004, Shell Offshore Inc. touted the “cost-effective” pipeline placement method in Glider field as the new “standard”. What other places may have been compromised in the rush to “cost-effectiveness”? The Gulf has over …

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Booming in the Gulf

How does the Gulf sound? “The noise levels we’ve seen in the Gulf of Mexico are out of control, they are the highest we’ve seen anywhere in the world” -Kait FraserWe caught up with Kait Fraser at the GOMRI 2016 conference in Tampa, Fl, and you can listen here. Kait presented her findings on the …

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Is Taylor’s leak increasing?

It’s been more than 11 years since Taylor Energy’s series of wells at MC20 started leaking, and a few years since the company ended its attempts at drilling relief wells. Clean Water advocates have been able to force Taylor Energy to present some information on their leak. Just recently, Taylor held a secluded meeting on …

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