NEW REPORT: Hurricane Isaac Case Study, Gulf Coast Coal, Petrochemical Facilities Not Prepared for Hurricanes

The Gulf Monitoring Consortium released a new report today, Aug. 6 2013. Lessons from Hurricane Isaac, Gulf Coast Coal and Petrochemical Facilities Still Not Storm Ready. Gulf Monitoring Consortium For Immediate Release NEW REPORT: Hurricane Isaac Case Study Gulf Coast Coal, Petrochemical Facilities Not Prepared for Hurricanes Contact: David Manthos, Communications Director, SkyTruth, 304.885.4581 Anne Rolfes, Founding Director Louisiana Bucket Brigade, 504.452.4909 For a copy of the report, including the five Key Findings, visit www.gulfmonitor.org (August 6) Problems at coal, chemical and oil facilities, many of them preventable, resulted in extremely high levels of air and water pollution during and after Hurricane Isaac.…
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Judge Denies Taylor Energy Motion to Dismiss Clean Water Act Violations Suit

New Orleans, LA – Yesterday, the judge in a lawsuit (Apalachicola Riverkeeper v. Taylor Energy Co. LLC) brought against Taylor Energy for a leaking oil well issued an order denying most of Taylor Energy’s Motion to Dismiss and denied Taylor’s Motion to Stay the lawsuit.…
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LEAN Members and Technical Advisor Publish Scientific Paper About BP Spill Contamination

LEAN members, Steve Kolian and Scott Porter, along with LEAN Technical Advisor, Wilma Subra, have published a scientific paper discussing the extent of hydrocarbon contamination in sediment, seawater, biota and seafood during/after the BP Oil disaster. This work was done with data furnished with support from Smith Stag and samples collected by Boston Chemical Data.…
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National Day of Action to Ban Dispersants!

Join The Government Accountability Project (GAP), LEAN, TakePart, and Ultimate Civics today in the National Day of Action to Ban Dispersants! Join Us for National Day of Action to Ban Dispersants! Dear GAP Supporter, Today, June 18, is a National Day of Action to Ban Dispersants.…
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THE ENERGY COAST ALONG THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO

by Wilma Subra Subra Company / Louisiana Environmental Action Network by Wilma Subra Subra Company / Louisiana Environmental Action Network The Gulf of Mexico northern coastal area in the United States is better know as the Energy Coast. Oil and Gas Wells in the Gulf .  Needham, Hal, David Brown, Lynne Carter., 2012: Impacts and Adaptation Options in the Gulf Coast : http://www.c2es.org/publications/gulf-coast-impacts-adaptation-options There are approximately 4,000 drilling and production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.…
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Over 5,000 People Sign Petition to Ban Oil Spill Dispersants, still time left to sign!

The goal for the petition was 5,000 signatures. Well, it’s reached 5,000 signatures already and there are 12 days left! Let’s help them blow way past that goal. On April 19, 2013, Government Accountability Project (GAP) released Deadly Dispersants in the Gulf: Are Public Health and Environmental Tragedies the New Norm for Oil Spill Cleanups? The report details the devastating long-term effects on human health and the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem stemming from BP and the federal government’s widespread use of the dispersant Corexit, in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.…
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Governor Bobby Jindal Stands Up for Residents Impacted by Sinkhole

Governor Jindal issued an executive order Monday requiring all state and local agencies to review permits held by Texas Brine  In an article today, May 20, 2013, Governor Bobby Jindal took a strong stance in supporting the residents impacted by the Bayou Corne sinkhole.…
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Taylor Well Oil Leak Visible From Space, Taylor Still Underreporting.

On May 9, 2013 a clear view of the oil slick flowing from the damaged Taylor Energy well, that has been leaking since 2004, could be seen by Landsat-7, a USGS satellite. On May 9, 2013 a clear view of the oil slick flowing from the damaged Taylor Energy well, that has been leaking since 2004, could be seen by Landsat-7, a USGS satellite.…
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Tell EPA To Set Standards For Oil Spill Dispersants!

Tell EPA to do the necessary testing and set toxicity standards to ensure that dispersants are used only if they are demonstrated to be safe for waters and applied in safe quantities. Tell EPA to do the necessary testing and set toxicity standards to ensure that dispersants are used only if they are demonstrated to be safe for waters and applied in safe quantities.…
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Bayou Corne Sinkhole Monitoring Flight, 5/6/13

A joint flight, provided by SouthWings, for LEAN, Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper and Atchafalaya Basinkeeper produced new pictures of the still growing sinkhole in the Bayou Corne area. A joint flight, provided by SouthWings, for LEAN, Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper and Atchafalaya Basinkeeper produced new pictures of the still growing sinkhole in the Bayou Corne area.…
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