July 2010

Where has all the BP oil gone?

The question, 'where has all the oil gone?' has been answered in the media in recent days by scientists providing much speculation about how the oil may go away but little hard data about what is actually happening in the Gulf. We cannot let the future of the Gulf rest on speculation.

The danger of this conjecture is that people are already beginning to tune out and assume that everything is fine, even within the spill response.

So, where is the oil?

Scientists: BP dispersants have made spill more toxic

Group working for law firms suing BP cites 'compelling evidence

by Amna Nawaz, Rich Gardella and Lisa Myers, NBC News
NBC News Investigative Unit

Lisa Myers' report on oil dispersants will air tonight, Friday July 30, on NBC Nightly News!

Amid growing concern about the use of dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico, a group of scientists working for law firms suing BP says their testing indicates that the dispersants being used to break up the oil are making this spill even more toxic to marine life.

Abandoned Wellhead Spews Gas, Oil and Mud in Bayou St. Denis, LA

US Coast Guard Photo: Abandoned Wellhead Spewing Gas, Oil and Mud in Bayou St Denis, Barataria Basin, Louisiana

Waterkeeper Alliance seeks Gulf Coast Regional Coordinator




Job Announcement

Gulf Coast Regional Coordinator

SweetWater fundraiser kickoff party - Aug. 1 at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, featuring Wet Willie with Jimmy Hall and the Hurricane Horns, along with opening act, Wes Loper

 For Immediate Release…                                                                                         &

Who cares who is fired!

The firing, or more appropriately relocation of Tony Hayward will do nothing to clean up the billions of gallons of oil and dispersants which have been disposed of in our Gulf.

Atchafalaya Basinkeeper obtains certification to rescue oiled birds

On Friday, July 16th, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Dean A. Wilson, traveled to Houston and completed the oiled bird rescue certification course with Wildlife Rehab and Education Center.  Dean is now officially qualified to rescue oiled birds. 

The Galveston Baykeeper hosted Dean during his overnight stay in Houston. Thank you, Charlotte and Don, for your hospitality!

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