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.
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.
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2012
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?
Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance
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:
(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
A flight over the "Taylor" well site thought to be leaking crude oil into the Gulf
Photos by Hurricane Creekkeeper John Wathen
By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An oil company exploration crew's chance discovery of a 200-year-old shipwreck in a little-charted stretch of the Gulf of Mexico is yielding a trove of new information to scientists who say it's one of the most well-preserved old wrecks ever found in the Gulf.
"When we saw it we were all just astonished because it was beautifully preserved, and by that I mean for a 200-year-old shipwreck," said Jack Irion, maritime archaeologist with the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in New Orleans.