Waterkeeper Updates

Judge Denies Taylor Energy Motion to Dismiss Clean Water Act Violations Suit

New Orleans, LA - July 22, 2013 (Investorideas.com Water Stocks Newswire) Yesterday, the judge in the Apalachicola Riverkeeper v. Taylor Energy Co. LLC Clean Water Act suit issued an order denying most of Taylor Energy’s Motion to Dismiss and denied Taylor ’s Motion to Stay in the Waterkeeper Alliance lawsuit to stop Taylor 's oil discharges into the Gulf of Mexico.

US Coast Guard confirms natural gas leak in Gulf of Mexico

Last Updated: 7/10/13 @ 2:32 PM EST July 10, 2013 – 12:54 pm: The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced Tuesday they are responding to a loss of well control at Platform B in Ship Shoal Block 225. On July 9, USCG reported a 4-mile by 3/4 mile rainbow sheen in the Gulf (covering an area of 1,920 acres based on reported dimensions) around an oil and natural gas platform 79 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana and 44 miles from the nearest land.

Check out Waterkeeper Alliance's Annual Report 2012

Isaac Update from Lafitte Barataria

It has been a long three days and we can not begin to clean up until the water receeds. Once again the communities of Lafitte, Barataria and Crown Point have been pounded by Hurricane winds and inundated by devastating flood waters. The damage includes typical hurricane wind damage to roofs shingles missing down to the plywood, siding and trim damage, carport and shed damaged. Some homes have more severe wind damage such as roofs pealed off, broken windows, etc. Cars underwater and boat sunk.

Marylee Orr honored by Tides Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO-- Tides is proud to announce the 2012 Jane Bagley Lehman Award winners, two astounding local leaders and grassroots activists who brought their communities together and advocated for truth, accountability, and justice in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Brenda Dardar-Robichaux and Marylee Orr work every day to provide for the people who have been adversely affected by the oil spill and to hold BP accountable for the damage wrought upon their communities.

The Gulf: Frankenstein's Lab

By Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance

Earlier this week, a coalition of public health, wildlife, and conservation organizations filed a Clean Water Act lawsuit in an effort to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a rule regarding the use of chemical oil dispersants. In particular, the suit notes EPA's failure to identify the waters in which dispersants, and other substances, may be used and in what quantities. The suit is an effort to inject science and safety into decisionmaking around oil disasters.

Groups Seek Dispersant Rulemaking


Hannah Chang, Earthjustice, 212-791-1881 x 8233
Jill Mastrototaro, Sierra Club, 504-861-4835
Pamela Miller, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, 907-242-9991
Marylee Orr, Louisiana Environmental Action Network, 225-928-1315
Cyn Sarthou, Gulf Restoration Network, 504-525-1528
Bob Shavelson, Cook Inletkeeper, 907-299-3277
Marc Yaggi, Waterkeeper Alliance, 212-747-0622 x14

Conservation, Wildlife, and Health Groups Seek Dispersant Rulemaking
File Clean Water Act lawsuit against lagging EPA

Is There A Catch? Protect your right to Fishable Waters

Is There A Catch?
Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance

Happy World Oceans Day! June 8, 2012

Why Should I Celebrate World Oceans Day?
The world’s ocean:

-Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
-Helps feed us
-Regulates our climate
-Cleans the water we drink
-Offers us a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines
-Provides limitless inspiration!
Now we can give back.
Take part in World Oceans Day events and activities this year and help protect our ocean for the future!

It’s up to each one of us to help ensure that our ocean is protected and conserved for future generations. World Oceans Day allows us to:

Robotic jellyfish could one day patrol oceans, clean oil spills, and detect pollutants (Video)

(Phys.org) -- Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers are working on a multi-university, nationwide project for the U.S. Navy that one day will put life-like autonomous robot jellyfish in waters around the world.

Watch the video here


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