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Category: Gulf Oil Catastrophe

BP, 2 other companies cited over Gulf oil spill

BP, 2 other companies cited over Gulf oil spill

Federal regulators cited oil company BP PLC and two other companies, Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton, for alleged safety and environmental violations stemming from last year’s rig explosion and massive Gulf oil spill.

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Strong Attachment to Local Communities Made Oil Spill More Stressful for Most Coastal Residents

Strong Attachment to Local Communities Made Oil Spill More Stressful for Most Coastal Residents

In one of the first publications to present systematically collected public health data on coastal populations affected by the catastrophic oil spill of 2010, Louisiana State University sociologists report that individuals having a stronger sense of attachment to their community exhibited higher self-reported levels of negative emotional states.

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Gulf Coast task force outlines long-awaited for restoration strategies

Gulf Coast task force outlines long-awaited for restoration strategies

The federal-state Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force just released a wide-ranging list of strategies for repairing damage done to Gulf of Mexico ecosystems by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and by other long-term threats.

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Oil Still Threatens a Cajun Paradise

Oil Still Threatens a Cajun Paradise

More than a year after the BP well was plugged, oil still floats on the surface and moves with the wind, spreading its tentacles to birds and fish and anything else that touches its toxic trail across the sea.

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BP oil not degrading on Gulf floor, study says

BP oil not degrading on Gulf floor, study says

Recent tests confirm that the wave of tar balls that hit Alabama’s beaches after Tropical Storm Lee, was from last year’s BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The study lead by Auburn University scientists, concludes that mats of oil are still submerged on the Gulf seabed, and the material could pose a long-term threat to coastal ecosystems.

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An Oily Tide Washes in With Gulf Storms

An Oily Tide Washes in With Gulf Storms

When Tropical Storm Lee pummeled the Gulf coast with wind and rain last week, it left more than local floods and wind damage in its wake. Residents from Florida to Louisiana report the slow-moving gale blew in oily residues, thick tar mats and tar balls, confirming fears that the crude from BP’s historic blowout is far from gone. Many along the coast watch and wonder, waiting to see what the next storm blows in.

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Study Sharpens Picture of How Much Oil and Gas Flowed in Deepwater Horizon Spill

Study Sharpens Picture of How Much Oil and Gas Flowed in Deepwater Horizon Spill

Over the past decade ultra deepwater oil platforms have gone from non-existent to representing about 1/3 of the Gulf of Mexico’s oil production and plans call for a growing number of such facilities.

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Some Lessons Learned from the Two Worst Oils Spills in U.S. History ?

Some Lessons Learned from the Two Worst Oils Spills in U.S. History ?

Despite vast differences in the impacted marine ecosystems and the circumstances of these two worst oil spills in U.S. history, oil-degrading microorganisms played a significant role in reducing the overall environmental impact of both spills. However, “It is too soon to tell what the impact of the BP oil spill will be on the delicate marsh environments and beach communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

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The Well From Hell

The Well From Hell

“The Well From Hell”, explores the greater social and political impact of last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Written following a visit to New Orleans, author William Sargent looks at the history of fossil fuels and examines how continued reliance on “big oil” will impact ourselves and the world arround us. A book by William Sargent, published by Strawberry Hill Press.

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