BP Oil Spill

BP’s Deepwater Horizon Site is Reportedly Still Leaking

Gulf Coast Citizens Head for Nation’s Capitol to Fight for the Gulf Louisiana songwriter Drew Landry will play at the Cajun Experience Restaurant at 1825 18th Street NW in Washington D.C. on Thursday, August 25, beginning at 7:30 pm, with a press conference scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Joining Landry will be a delegation…

Is A Great Compromise Between Science and Religion Possible?

Our Ultimate Fate May Depend Upon It by Glynn Wilson The very fate of our human species, yes, and your state too — as well as this country and the earth — may well depend on a compromise between science and religion. Yes, you read that correctly. Not that I ever wanted to admit it…

Massive Fish Kill Reported in Gulf Shores

WKRG.com News Water and fish samples have been sent to the Alabama Department of Public Health to try and figure out what is causing a fishkill in sea waters off Gulf Shores, Alabama, according to a report from WKRG News 5 in Mobile. “The middle of last week is when we started getting reports of…

Opponents of Offshore Drilling Join in ‘Hands Across the Sand’

Ocean lovers around the world will join hands on beaches and in cities beginning at 12 noon local time Saturday, June 25, for the second annual “Hands Across the Sand” event, a demonstration of opposition to expanding offshore drilling and support for cleaner energy choices. With the oil industry pushing for a dramatic expansion of…

BP Oil and Chemicals Still Pollute Alabama Back Bays

According to BP ads and the lamestream media, including local newspapers and television news outlets that have taken millions of dollars in advertising money from BP, the Gulf of Mexico is now “clean” only a year after being polluted on a massive scale by the BP oil spill of 2010, the largest and worst mand-made…

Republican Congress Votes to Undermine Big Oil Review in the Gulf

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the second in a series of three fast-track drilling bills Wednesday that impose arbitrarily rushed permitting deadlines and would force the Secretary of the Interior to approve or deny drilling permits within 30 days. If a final decision is not made within 60 days, the bill requires that the…

Republican House Passes Fast-Track Offshore Drilling Measure

Environmental Group Calls it ‘A Case of Oil Disaster Amnesia’ The U.S. House of Representatives passed the first in a series of three bills today that mandates the acceleration of the offshore drilling permitting process and opens up new areas to oil and gas drilling, including offshore along the coasts of California, Massachusetts, North Carolina,…

A New Mother Dips Her Child Into Little Lagoon in Gulf Shores

Does She Know the Risks? Glynn Wilson GULF SHORES, Ala., April 23 — A new mother dips her child into Little Lagoon Pass in Gulf Shores, Alabama, one year after the BP oil gusher released an official estimate of 4.9 million barrels over three months into the Gulf, much of it making landfall along the…

Author Riki Ott to Address League of Women Voters in Pensacola

The League of Women Voters is hosting author Dr. Riki Ott, author of Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, to speak on Saturday, May 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Pensacola, Florida at New World Landing, 600 South Palafox. According to the Facebook event invitation, she will share her…

Are We Learning the Lessons from BP’s Oil Disaster on the Gulf Coast?

Some Environmental Experts Say No Glynn Wilson David Underhill of the Mobile Alabama Sierra Club discusses the one year anniversary of BP’s Gulf oil disaster at Fairhope’s Earth Day festival (see video below) by Glynn Wilson FAIRHOPE, Ala., April 23 — When the British Petroleum corporation issued a press release this past week announcing that…

Unanswered Questions Remain on the State of the Gulf Coast

Glynn Wilson David Underhill of the Mobile Sierra Club paddles around an ancient cypress tree in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson MOBILE BAY, Ala. — The sugar ants have overrun Meaher State Park on the old causeway connecting Mobile and Baldwin Counties in the middle of Mobile Bay and on the…

Earth Day in Fairhope Alabama, April 23, 2011

They were supposed to be commemorating the one year anniversary of the BP Gulf Oil Disaster. Instead, Fairhope’s Earth Day celebration — billed as the big Earth Day event for Mobile and Baldwin Counties – was a laid back, family affair instead…

Paul Doomm Speaks: Feinberg Runs

Gulf Coast Pay Czar Kenneth Feinberg came to New Orleans on the anniversary of the BP oil disaster and got a mouthful from some of feel wronged by the process of paying out up to $20 billion in loss claims. Paul Doomm has been confined to a wheelchair since the end of Summer 2010 after…

Some Wildlife Returns to Gulf Coast After Oil Gusher

Glynn Wilson GULF SHORES, Ala. — At least one great blue-heron seems to still make a home around the fishing of Little Lagoon and the pass on West Beach in Gulf Shores. There used to be an entire colony. I photographed a dead one here on October 11, 2010. The brown pelican population seems to…

BP Makes $1 Billion Down Payment on Gulf Cleanup

Conservation Groups Urge Obama Administration to Prioritize Wildlife Refuges Some of the $1 billion BP announced Thursday it would release to help speed the cleanup and recovery of the Gulf of Mexico should go to expanding coastal wildlife refuges, according to a coalition of conservation groups. “We’re encouraged to see BP make a billion dollar…