If you’d like to quote Gulf Restoration Network who’s been working on getting the Taylor Energy oil spill cleaned up for 8 years now, you can use one below:
“For 14 years, Taylor Energy has done the bare minimum to clean up their leaking wells. Now that we know 10,000 – 30,000 barrels of oil are spilling into the Gulf each day, it’s time to take action to clean this mess up,” said Dustin Renaud, communications director of Gulf Restoration Network.
“Taylor's political pull combined with federal regulations that allow self-reporting have suppressed the story of one of the largest injuries to the Gulf. Now, for the first time in 14 years, we finally have on-the-ocean measurements that confirm what independent analysts have been saying since 2010: this leak is a significant hazard that must be reckoned with. Taylor owes the people of the United States a great debt," said Scott Eustis, community science director for Gulf Restoration Network.
“We applaud the U.S. Coast Guard for taking definitive action to clean up this spill. If Taylor continues drag their feet, we will need the Coast Guard to step up and do everything in their power to stop this ongoing, massive spill,” stated Cyn Sarthou, executive director of Gulf Restoration Network.
If you need any photos or video of the Taylor Energy plumes, you can find ours here which can be used with attribution:
PHOTOS & VIDEOS:
VIDEO: Gulf Restoration Network video from Taylor spill (slicks): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rRv21v0VFAi2TIpRBh8ce3zGj8PEjA3A
**Note on attribution: Photo/video credit: healthyGULF.org; Flights provided by: SouthWings.**
Documents of Importance:
Administrative Order from the Coast Guard (to build and deploy containment device)
Oscar Pineda-Garcia Report (current estimate of 249-697 barrels/day or 10,458-29,274 gallons/day)