News Roundup › BP Oil Disaster
Mar 29 2013
Jan 10 2013
“It’s a very important victory that BP could be finally forced to publicly disclose all the toxic components it spilled into the waters, but we’re disappointed by the dismissal of our Clean Water Act claims,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans director for the center.
Mar 24 2012
Feb 28 2012
Ever-increasing in its complexity, the trial set to examine BP’s responsibility regarding 2010 oil spill reparations has been delayed a week. The new trial date is set for Monday, March 5th, 2012. The delay of trial has stirred some to believe a settlement between BP and the myriad individuals and businesses affected by the disaster is, perhaps, close to being reached.
Jan 17 2012
On January 12, 2012 Louisiana state officials released a $50 billion, 50-year master plan to rebuild land lost due to erosion and protect coastal communities from future storm surges. The 50-year strategy is outlined in the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s plan update. Ambitious in scope, the plan takes into account funds that “the state is reasonably sure it will receive.” Although a monumental undertaking, restoring lost coastal wetlands and marshes is integral to maintaining a healthy coastline and community.
Jul 7 2011
Nov 10 2010
“This is the most productive ecosystem in North America, on this continent, right here in the Gulf of Mexico,” he said. “The repercussions of this oil spill, the repercussions of this hurricane, the statistics prove, the facts prove there are national and international repercussions. Every taxpayer in this country is paying for the loss and the degradation of this ecosystem.”
Sep 21 2010
“We haven’t had any oil released since the 15th of July and we continue to respond to these pockets of oil,” Zukunft told reporters. “They’re basically job sites where we still have residual oil in 600 miles of coastline that are still affected.”
He said about 22,000 workers are still involved in the cleanup in remote wetland locations.
“When people think coastline, you normally think the straight coastline of the Florida panhandle,” he said. “But when you get over here in Louisiana, it’s back in the marshes and estuaries in very remote locations.
“So the logistics are a challenge. There’s still quite a bit of work remaining,” he said.
Aug 18 2010
Jun 7 2010