Wilma Subra, environmental advocate and chemist with Subra Co. of Iberia Parish, testified today before a U.S. House subcommittee about the health effects of the BP oil spill. Read article here.
July 8, 2010
From the air, the area north of Grand Isle, Louisiana, much of it around Barataria Bay, looks like scorched earth. This area has been and is heavily afflicted by BP’s oil. The so-called cleanup efforts, including laying out booms to supposedly prevent oil from destroying more marsh and killing more wildlife, are a farce. Read article here. July 7, 2010
Oil companies like BP and Transocean, the company that owned the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, reap about $4 billion a year in tax breaks by taking advantage of provisions in U.S. laws “available at virtually every stage of the exploration and extraction process,” according to the New York Times. Read article here. July 4, 2010.
The United States Coast Guard considers me a felon now, because I “willfully” want to obtain more photos like these to show you the utter devastation occurring in Barataria Bay, Louisiana as a result of the BP oil catastrophe. If the Coast Guard has its way, all media, not just independent writers and photographers like myself and Jerry Moran, will be fined $40,000 and receive Class D felony convictions for providing the truth about oiled birds and dolphins, in addition to broken, filthy, unmanned boom material that is trapping oil in the marshlands and estuaries. Read article here. July 4, 2010
Watch video here. July 3, 2010
As the oil spill coats Gulf Coast beaches, rescuers are hatching a daring plan to save as many as 70,000 sea turtle eggs from the disaster. Read article here. July 3, 2010
Transcript of Adm. Thad Allen’s Wednesday BP Oil leak briefing. Read article here. July 2, 2010
Legal experts agree it’s almost a foregone conclusion that the federal investigation of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will produce criminal charges. After all, mere negligence leading to serious oil pollution constitutes a misdemeanor under the Clean Water Act. Whether BP (BP) or any individual will face felony charges—or even prison time—is a more complicated question. Read article here. July 1, 2010
The Escambia County Health Department lifted a health advisory on Pensacola Beach on Friday on the advice of a beach official and against the advice of a federal environmental official. Read Here. June 26, 2010.