BP Oil Spill

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Slick Making Landfall

Glynn Wilson | Thanks to Southwings.org Click here or on the image for a photo essay from the sky… The oil slick from British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon rig, still spewing 210,000 gallons a day into the Gulf of Mexico, making landfall along the barrier islands off the coast of Mississippi on Friday, May 7, 2010.…

Coast Guard and Interior Department to Investigate BP's Oil Spill

Public Hearing Scheduled May 11-12 in Louisiana Glynn Wilson [Click on the image for a larger view] by Glynn Wilson GULF SHORES, Ala. — The U.S. Coast Guard and the Minerals Management Service will co-chair an investigation starting May 11 to identify the factors leading to the explosion, loss of life, sinking, and subsequent oil…

Breton National Wildlife Refuge Closed to Public Entry

BP’s Oil Slick Makes Landfill Around Chandeleur Islands Glynn Wilson [Click on the image for a larger view] by Glynn Wilson The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has closed the Breton National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana to public entry, including the Chandeleur Islands, due to confirmation that BP’s oil slick made landfall there. The public…

BP's Deepwater Horizon Oil Slick Makes Landfall

It’s Not Pretty Glynn Wilson [Click on the picture to see it big] by Glynn Wilson GULF SHORES, Ala. — We got up in the air today after seven days of chasing this story and the 18th day since BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil well blew up in the Gulf of Mexico when a bubble of…

Interior Department Permitted Deepwater Horizon Without Impact Study

Interior Secretary Salazar Responds for the First Time Glynn Wilson Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, addresses the media at Gator Lake and Little Lagoon in the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in South Alabama. On his left is state Rep. Steve McMillan, a Bay Minette Republican. On his right is Robert Craft, mayor of…

Secretary of the Interior Salazar Tours Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge

Glynn Wilson [Click here or on the image for a photo essay] Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar toured the Gulf Coast this week and stopped off in the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday to lay some boom, meet the people and and gather information — and to deliver President Obama’s message that the…