January 23, 2016 http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2016/01/22/florida-house-to-vote-on-bill-next-week-that-would-lay-the-groundwork-for-fracking-in-the-state-and-prevent-counties-from-banning-it ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/special-interests-flood-florida-legislative-campaigns-with-28-million-in-6/2261630 “…the oil and gas companies are on their fourth year of trying to get their bill passed, and they have revised their pitch and juiced their proposal — by doubling their campaign contributions to legislators. The Barron Collier Companies, for ...Click Here to Read More.
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http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/06/02/risky-and-reckless-environmental-groups-renew-fight-against-shell Published on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 by Common Dreams ‘Risky and Reckless’: Environmental Groups Renew Fight Against Shell ‘This is the largest, loudest, and dirtiest exploration plan ever proposed in the American Arctic Ocean,’ conservation alliance ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/05/29/face-rising-climate-movement-tar-sands-life-support-reportOCI-Briefing-OnTheEdge_FINAL+ by Deirdre Fulton, staff writerhare Share 7 Comments Oil Change International credits a growing people’s climate movement for slowing tar sands growth. (Photo: Chris Yakimov/flickr/cc) With dozens of carbon-intensive tar sands projects ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-short/reefs-de-rigueur Hakai Magazine by Nsikan Akpan Published May 26, 2015 Life swarms to an oil rig the moment its massive steel legs plunge into the ocean. Algae, barnacles, anemones, sponges, and other less-mobile creatures latch onto the hard metal structures. Darting fish soon join the fray. But petroleum wells dry up after a couple of decades, ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/21/1386603/-Surprise-Company-whose-pipeline-burst-in-Santa-Barbara-has-extensive-record-of-safety-violations Thu May 21, 2015 at 09:04 AM PDT byMeteor BladesFollow 48 Comments / 48 New attribution: U.S. Coast Guard A section of Refugio State Beach tainted by oil from burst pipe. Since 2006, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety ...Click Here to Read More.
Five years ago, BP’s infamous rig Deepwater Horizon was spilling millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf, wreaking havoc on marine life, Florida’s economy, and our world famous beaches. The image of the rig engulfed in flames, beaches and birds smothered in oil filled our headlines for months and painted a clear picture that offshore drilling is anything but clean and safe. Now, ...Click Here to Read More.
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Special Information Atlantic G&G Outreach-Special Information Sheet1 March 2015 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) would like to announce public open house informational meetings on the Mid- and South Atlantic Coasts. The meetings will provide citizens an overview of the geological and geophysical (G&G) ...Click Here to Read More.
http://truth-out.org/news/item/29485-since-the-city-of-denton-banned-fracking-texas-gop-moves-to-pre-empt-local-control Carol Soph, a board member of the Denton Drilling Awareness Group, the driving force behind Denton’s fracking ban, speaks with Rep. Phil King about her concerns regarding a bill ...Click Here to Read More.
http://news.fsu.edu/More-FSU-News/Where-did-the-missing-oil-go-New-study-says-some-is-sitting-on-the-Gulf-floor MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015 by Kathleen Haughney 01/29/2015 2:34 pm Jeff Chanton, professor of oceanography at Florida State. Jeff Chanton, professor of oceanography at Florida State. After 200 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/06/fighting-places-we-love-vision-climate-battles-come Friday, February 06, 2015 by Naomi Klein, May Boeve (Image: Go Fossil Free) CD editor’s note: The following conversation between Naomi Klein and May Boeve took place as an online webinar hosted by 350.org last week in advance of the upcoming Global Divestment Day(s), ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/world/fracking-makes-sand-10-billion-industry Dan Weissmann/Marketplace A worker unloads sand from a delivery truck into one of three “Sand Kings” on an oil-drilling site north of Denver. by Dan Weissmann Tuesday, January 13, 2015 – 12:20 Story On a square of clay and gravel about 40 miles north of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/12/31/ten-reasons-why-tpp-must-be-defeated Published on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 People gather at Peace Arch Park in 2012 to oppose the U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). (Photo: Caelie_Frampton/flickr/cc) The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a disastrous trade agreement designed to protect the interests of the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/12/31/despite-climate-warnings-new-export-rules-open-crude-oil-floodgates Published on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 The loosened regulations will reportedly ‘please domestic oil drillers, foreign trade partners, and some Republicans’ by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Opening the door to U.S. crude exports is expected to give relief ...Click Here to Read More.
The oil and gas lobbyists will stop at nothing to open up our state to fracking, endangering our communities. As a member of the Florida Senate who represents a district that includes our beloved Everglades, I see fracking as a real and immediate threat to our state, and that’s why I need your help. Sign the petition urging my colleagues in the Florida Legislature to support SB 166, which ...Click Here to Read More.
We’ve reached a critical moment in our fight against the Keystone XL pipeline. On Tuesday the U.S. Senate will decide whether to force through an approval of this dirty and dangerous project — and we urgently need your help to stop it. The threat has never been so real. The usual Republican supporters of Keystone may be joined by some Democrats who are supported by Big Oil, ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/why-obama-should-veto-the-keystone-xl-pipeline/ by Matt Wilstein | 2:52 pm, November 14th, 2014 VIDEO 444 On Friday afternoon, the House of Representatives voted for the ninth time to approve a bill directing President Barack Obama to take action on the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/222144-offshore-drilling-the-keystone-pipeline-of-the-sea While half a million people marched in New York and across the nation for climate action this fall and the U.S. launched a new air war in the oil-rich Middle East, President Obama moved forward on one of his least noted but potentially highest impact energy decisions. Beginning this past summer the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://social.decomworld.com/structures-and-maintenance/deepwater-decommissioning-four-times-more-costly-study-finds#sthash.fijblcu8.dpuf By Rod Sweet on Apr 30, 2014 A new report on the Gulf of Mexico decommissioning market finds that costs rise sharply in water depths greater than 200ft (61m). Structure decommissioning ranges from $3-5 million in water depths less than 200ft, to $15-20 ...Click Here to Read More.
Ray Henry, The Associated Press 1:05 p.m. EDT October 11, 2014 (Photo: Todd Stone, APA) 20 CONNECT 13 TWEET 2 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE ATLANTA (AP) — A proposal to build a $3.7 billion pipeline system carrying natural gas into Florida is raising complaints from Georgia residents — including media mogul Ted Turner — who say they’d face environmental costs while others ...Click Here to Read More.
by News Editor / Newsroom Ink October 9, 2014 A Gulf restoration plan has been announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees. Photo: NOAA by Ed Lallo/Gulf Seafood News Editor Phase III Early Restoration Project Locations Map: NOAA A formal Record of Decision to implement a Gulf restoration plan has been announced by the ...Click Here to Read More.
E&E $627M in restoration projects receive final approval Annie Snider, E&E reporter Published: Friday, October 3, 2014 Hundreds of millions of dollars will soon be flowing to the Gulf Coast after the largest tranche of restoration projects related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill today received its final go-ahead. Federal and state officials charged with studying the effects of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26051-better-oversight-and-less-drilling-needed-to-protect-the-gulf Monday, 08 September 2014 11:50 By Jessica Desvarieux, The Real News Network | Video Interview TRANSCRIPT: JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. Who can forget the images of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig ...Click Here to Read More.
Times-Picayune Black spots in the mix of sediment and water leaving a mile-long pipeline connected to a dredge in the Mississippi River are small chunks of coal. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) (Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on September 02, 2014 at 5:30 PM, updated September 02, 2014 ...Click Here to Read More.
http://bellona.org/news/fossil-fuels/oil/2014-08-crushing-oyster-harvest-gulf-devastating-fishermen-science-tries-determine-oil-water-blame Fossil fuels, Oil DELACROIX, Louisiana – Stanley Encalade, 54, an out-of-work oysterman doing odd jobs on boats along highway 300 running through what’s formerly some of the world’s most fertile oyster territory in this state’s St. Bernard ...Click Here to Read More.
FNP 12:09 a.m. EDT August 8, 2014 The costs and energies of supervising the cleanup of a mess that we did not make should not rest entirely on our shoulders. (Photo: Special to news-press.com) Story Highlights BP initially paid Florida $50 million for oil monitoring and cleanup. The continued work is now financed by state taxpayers. 1032 CONNECTTWEET 3 LINKEDIN 2 ...Click Here to Read More.
http://social.decomworld.com/projects-and-technologies/bop-leak-causes-25-day-halt-sevan-drilling-gulf-mexico?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fus.decomworld.com%2ffc_nei_decomlz%2f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Decomworld+e-brief+2008&utm_term=DecomWorld+e-brief&utm_content=236075&gator_td=oVY2Um4dikhcF1X%2fN2G0dV5aOTy6vjkJlKMMaKMZdRZ74ohSjjcH4Dq0rSGiH8lDDsuL8OSl2e%2bfBOnmsevPLrIQr0F25i5an1p%2fKqwgSGzocE%2frvWRUQD9Zi8Q9nnYqIADt3gThoCCzaPrfoYWAH2Hwm1zXciJGNY6dtWSWiZIT2ZzOIclvqmB41k%2fs%2biMbKS%2fFu4RBJ4JRukWzR2sSRUjjUVyPQBHdF%2fU3kMO%2f1hUknGJQnvDYM620Gq5APavo#sthash.ehSISEnu.dpuf August ...Click Here to Read More.
Annie Snider, E&E reporter Published: Monday, August 25, 2014 The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill happened, as its name suggests, in the deep water of the Gulf of Mexico. But even though the bluewater ecosystem bore the brunt of the damage, projects to restore habitat and species there have not done well in the competition for funding so far. To be sure, only a fraction of the restoration ...Click Here to Read More.
Contact: Jennifer Colaizzi (News Media only) email@example.com (202) 564-7776 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2014 Settlement Resolves Clean Water Act Violation Stemming from 2012 Spill WASHINGTON — ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (ExxonMobil) has agreed to pay a civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from ExxonMobil’s ...Click Here to Read More.
Annie Snider, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, August 21, 2014 The federal-state panel tasked with spending fines linked to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill put out a call this afternoon for ecosystem restoration projects — a critical step in what has been a frustratingly slow process for many involved. The guidelines released today by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem ...Click Here to Read More.
Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Published: Monday, August 18, 2014 The Interior Department late last week announced plans to update 20- year-old regulations that ensure taxpayers are not left on the hook for the cost of tearing down abandoned offshore oil and gas facilities. Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said its existing bonding regulations for oil and gas development ...Click Here to Read More.
I just wanted to share with you a column I wrote that was published at Context Florida regarding the need to ban risky oil and gas fracking in Florida. The threat to Florida from fracking is especially worrisome as long as Gov. Rick Scott is in office. The last thing Florida needs, with our delicate ecology and vast underground aquifer system, is oil and gas fracking. After you’ve had a ...Click Here to Read More.
By Rod Sweet on Aug 6, 2014 Operators hoping to cut decommissioning costs by reefing rigs in the Gulf of Mexico may have a fight on their hands now that a campaign has been launched by a diverse group including shrimp fishermen and conservationists to have the Rigs to Reefs program scrapped. Twenty-three individuals, among them university professors and people representing conservation ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.csmonitor.com/ Science By Elizabeth Palermo, Live Science Staff Writer August 4, 2014 Four years after a BP oil rig exploded and flooded the Gulf of Mexico with an estimated 170 million gallons of oil, scientists have discovered further evidence of coral communities affected by this environmental disaster. Scientists at Pennsylvania State University, in State College, Pa., ...Click Here to Read More.
video at: http://www.news4jax.com/news/offshore-drilling-debate/27272996 Jacksonville, Florida 4JAX Offshore drilling debate Published On: Aug 01 2014 07:01:15 PM EDT Updated On: Aug 01 2014 07:10:05 PM EDT VIDEO: The Obama administration proposal to allow oil drilling off the Florida coast has some beach goers concerned, and one local Senator saying no. ...Click Here to Read More.
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/214045-house-gop-urges-interior-to-open-up-new-offshore-drilling-areas By Laura Barron-Lopez – 08/01/14 09:57 AM EDT More than 160 House Republicans are urging the Obama administration to open up more areas to offshore drilling in a new five-year lease plan for oil and gas development. The Republicans claim that opening areas of the Outer ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.eenews.net/greenwire/2014/07/31/stories/1060003882 (requires subscription) Jessica Estepa, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 A group of environmentalists, scientists and fishermen is calling on the Interior Department for “strong and consistent implementation” of its idle iron policy in order to restore the Gulf of Mexico. Under the policy, ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.free-times.com/news/sonic-cannons-could-endanger-marine-life-in-sc-waters-073014 Free Times GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT Sonic Cannons Could Endanger Marine Life in S.C. Waters Seismic Tests Could Open Door to Offshore Drilling By Rodney Welch Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments The seismic blastings can deafen dolphins. The Obama Administration’s recent approval of seismic ...Click Here to Read More.
ttp://www.infowars.com/the-gulf-of-mexico-is-still-dying-pathogenic-micro-organisms- proliferate-due-to-polluted-and-poisoned-bioterrain/ by GULF OIL SPILL REMEDIATION CYBER-CONFERENCE | JULY 30, 2014 Multitude of oil spills require extraordinary remediation measures by GULF OIL SPILL REMEDIATION CYBER-CONFERENCE | JULY 30, 2014 91300 There have been several significant ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/07/gulf_of_mexico_rigs-to-reefs_p.html Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Email the author | Follow on Twitter on July 30, 2014 at 2:49 PM, updated July 30, 2014 at 2:52 PM As the federal government this summer considers revised rules on the ...Click Here to Read More.
July 30, 2014 Bring Back the Gulf New Book Slams Policies that Allow Oil Industry to Dump Old Rigs at Taxpayer Expense Now available as an E-book & PDF Bring Back the Gulf is a timely analysis of the scientific, environmental, legal, social and political aspects of the U.S. Interior Department’s “Rigs-to-Reefs” program and is now available as an e-Book and PDF at ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.platts.com/latest-news/oil/washington/feature-fight-over-us-offshore-plan-to-focus-21982143 Washington (Platts)–28Jul2014/403 pm EDT/2003 GMT The Obama administration later this week is expected to fully delve into the three-year process to develop the next five-year plan for offshore oil and gas leasing, an effort expected to center on whether to allow drilling in US Atlantic ...Click Here to Read More.
video at: http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2014/07/26/bp-oil-spill-dispersants-still-environment/13213759/ Despite claims by BP and government agencies, dispersants have not evaporated Marine biologist Heather Reed describes the arrival of oil on our local coastlines. By Kimberly Blair firstname.lastname@example.org 6:34 p.m. CDT July 26, 2014 (Photo: Tony Gibersonemail@example.com ) A common ingredient ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20140727/COLUMNISTS/140729724 By Nathan Crabbe Editorial Page editor Published: Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 6:01 a.m. Last Modified: Friday, July 25, 2014 at 2:03 p.m. Growing up in Ohio, I liked visiting the beaches of Florida but didn’t realize that the state offered so much more as far as the water was concerned. I thought that boating meant ...Click Here to Read More.
For Immediate Release: July 25, 2014 Contact: Steve Murchie, firstname.lastname@example.org, 941-441-7035 RESTORE Council Announces Next Steps on Spending BP Funds Gulf groups call for checks and balances to prevent “backroom deals” New Orleans, LA – The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, created by the RESTORE Act in response to the BP drilling disaster, disclosed new ...Click Here to Read More.
Over 1,700 pounds of weathered oil from 2010 BP spill being cleaned up off Florida Panhandle Author: Associated Press Published On: Jul 26 2014 05:59:20 PM EDT PENSACOLA, Fla. -Florida Panhandle officials are cleaning up over 1,700 pounds of weathered oil from the 2010 BP oil spill. The large submerged mat of oil mixed with sand, shells and water just off the Gulf Islands National ...Click Here to Read More.
For Immediate Release July 24, 2014 Contact: Paul Arden 202.225.5187 “The known risks of expanding offshore drilling in these areas far outweigh any potential benefits” WASHINGTON°©-Reps. Jared Huffman (CA-02), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), and Lois Capps (CA-24) led a letter from members of the California Congressional delegation to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, urging her to ...Click Here to Read More.
Louisiana Environmental Action Network & Lower Mississippi RIVERKEEPER© Helping to Make Louisiana Safe for Future Generations E-ALERT – July 21, 2014 go to leanweb.org Don’t FRACK St. Tammany! HAVE YOU SEEN THE SIGNS? We hope you have noticed the billboard in Convington on Hwy 190 and on Interstate 10 near ...Click Here to Read More.
Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson of Our Santa Fe River sent this letter yesterday to the same newspapers Sabal Trail has been in recently. -jsq Sabal Trail’s spokesperson distributing large quantities of disinformation “Safety, public input, federal monitoring, jobs, tax revenue, exceed federal safety requirements, reliability, affordable, clean, thorough review, latest proven ...Click Here to Read More.
vote now at: http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2014/07/should_the_government_open_mor.html Nola.com This June 2011 file photo shows a drilling rig known as the Maersk Developer in the Gulf of Mexico about 250 miles off the coast of Louisiana in about 7,000 feet of water. (Photo provided by Exxon Mobil Corp.) Print By Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Email the author | ...Click Here to Read More.
Direct link: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/14768b40840bc228 Florida is under threat from the risky new oil and gas extraction process known as acid fracking. Fracking would put Florida’s fragile water supply and the health of our citizens at risk. The good news is that we’re making progress toward stopping this dangerous practice, and that’s why we need your help to keep ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-steiner/new-offshore-oil-plan-wou_b_5589907.html?utm_hp_ref=green Richard Steiner Professor and conservation biologist (www.oasis-earth.com) Posted: 07/17/2014 12:14 pm EDT Updated: 07/17/2014 12:59 pm EDT In a move that could rival the climate impacts of the Alberta tar sands and Keystone XL pipeline, and would release far more atmospheric carbon than ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/asbestos-drilling-mud/drilling-mud-asbestos-lawsuit-21-19961.html#.U88Nwt2MnX8 July 22, 2014, 10:15:00AM. By Gordon Gibb Baton Rouge, LA: It’s been a little over a year since a group of 10 plaintiffs hooked into some drilling mud-slinging with a group of defendants, accusing them of needless exposure to asbestos while working on offshore ...Click Here to Read More.
Nathanial Gronewold, E&E reporter Published: Monday, July 21, 2014 HOUSTON — The federal government has put the oil and gas industry on notice to prepare for the next round of offshore lease bidding, to cover waters off the coast of Texas. And for the first time, the government is accepting bids on leases for offshore oil and gas prospects along the maritime border with Mexico. On ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2014/07/oil_gas_production_in_federal.html Times-Picayune By Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on July 08, 2014 at 12:40 PM Oil and gas found off the coast of Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states made up almost one quarter of all fossil fuel production on federal lands in 2013, reinforcing the region’s role as a driving force ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/usa-bp-spill-idUSL2N0PK1IO20140709 By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., July 9 Wed Jul 9, 2014 4:53pm EDT ORLANDO, Fla., July 9 (Reuters) – Oil that matches the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been found in the bodies of sickened fish, according to a team of Florida scientists who studied the oil’s chemical ...Click Here to Read More.
Dania Maxwell 7/11/14 NAPLES, Fla. – Opponents of oil drilling in Southwest Florida were jubilant Friday over news that the Dan A. Hughes Co. no longer will be drilling in Collier County, except at the controversial Collier Hogan well. Collier Resources Co. said Friday that it and the Dan A. Hughes Co. had agreed to terminate their oil drilling leasing relationship, which covers about ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-03/sally-jewell-obamas-pro-fracking-climate-czar Jewell wants the government to continue to raise money from energy producers to pay for sea walls, wetlands restoration, and other measures that will make communities more resilient to climate change. She also wants to reform oil and gas permitting so that industry gets permission faster, while ...Click Here to Read More.
http://gulfseafoodnews.com/2014/07/02/louisiana-oysters-may-no-longer-be-gulf-oysters/ (see video) by News Editor / Newsroom Ink July 2, 2014 For the first time in its more than 130-year Louisiana history, the oldest oyster dealer in the U.S. is thinking the unthinkable – importing foreign oysters like this one from the Pacific. Photo: P&J Oyster by Ed Lallo/Gulf Seafood News ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20140701/AIK0201/140709996/1018/AIK02/editorial-offshore-drilling-bill-isn-t-energy-solution Posted: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:01 a.m. A U.S. House bill approved last week to open up drilling along South Carolina’s coast is thankfully a long-shot, but it’s still troubling that Congress is once again considering such a measure. The bill ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/First-Step-in-Proposed-Offshore-Oil-Gas-Leasing-Program-2014-06-13 June 13, 2014 First Step in Proposed Offshore Leasing Program BY MAREX Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Acting Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Walter Cruickshank announced the first step in a robust public engagement process to develop the next ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.wwntradio.com/news/news.php/displayType/article/16448/2014/06/senators-push-administration-for-expanded-offshore-drilling-in-next-5year-ocs-leasing-plan 25 Jun 2014 3:07 PM (Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, along with Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), and Tim ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2014/06/22/tar-mat-found/11237777/ Nearly four years to the day when BP oil began soiling our beaches, a 1,000-pound tar mat is being cleaned up on Fort Pickens beach. PNJ 2 p.m. CDT June 22, 2014 A U.S. Coast Guard pollution investigation team is leading another day of cleanup of a tar mat discovered Friday on the beach at Fort Pickens. So far, the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ez500168r Helen K. White *†, Shelby L. Lyons †, Sarah J. Harrison †, David M. Findley †, Yina Liu ‡, and Elizabeth B. Kujawinski ‡ † Department of Chemistry, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041, United States ‡ Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20140621/articles/140629914#page=0 By MARY CALLAHAN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA June 21, 2014, 3:00 AM A series of public hearings on the North Coast last week unsurprisingly revealed overwhelming support for extending national marine sanctuary protections to the Sonoma and southern Mendocino coasts, federal officials said. But with ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.weartv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/oil-spill-removal-organization-working-remove-tar-mat-near-ft-pickens-45918.shtml Updated: Friday, June 20 2014, 04:13 PM CDT The United States Coast Guard’s Oil Spill Response Organization is working to remove a tar mat in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Ft. Pickens. Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/legislature/scotts-stake-in-oil-company-tied-to-collier-drilling-riles/2184342 Steve Bousquet, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau Friday, June 13, 2014 7:16pm SCOTT KEELER | Times Florida Gov. Rick Scott said, “I put everything in a blind trust, so I don’t know what’s in the blind trust.” TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick ...Click Here to Read More.
For Immediate Release June 18, 2014 Contact: Paul Arden 202.225.5187 Members: “The expansion ...Click Here to Read More.
Florida’s besieged waterways are facing a new threat: Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, wants to run a natural gas pipeline over, under and through our aquifers, rivers and springsheds. Our waters are already under threat from runoff pollution and over-pumping, and this major pipeline would risk sinkholes, gas leaks and aquifer contamination. Florida’s water is too important to take ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_16886.shtml CBS 12-TV By William E. Gibson/Sun Sentinel/Washington Bureau SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014 WASHINGTON Russia has agreed to plunge into the search for oil in deep waters between the shores of Cuba and Florida, renewing fears of a major oil spill and the potential for environmental disaster. With President Vladimir Putin looking on, ...Click Here to Read More.
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/greenpeace-boards-drill-rigs-arctic-protest-23878100 STAVANGER, Norway May 27, 2014 (AP) By MARK LEWIS Associated Press Greenpeace activists boarded a drilling rig hundreds of miles offshore Norway and another in the Netherlands in a protest Tuesday against oil and gas exploration in Arctic waters. Juha Aromaa, a spokesman for the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/21/eu-may-step-up-shale-gas-efficiency-in-response-to-ukraine-crisis/ Last updated on 21 May 2014, 4:23 pm Draft European Commission briefing note shows jitters over dependence on Russian gas By Gerard Wynn The European Union aims decisively to shift away from dependence on Russian gas imports, following previous failed attempts, according to a draft European ...Click Here to Read More.
video at: http://www.wwltv.com/news/Oyster-Harvesters-Alarmed-At-Finding-Fewer-Oysters-260320441.html wwltv.com Posted on May 22, 2014 at 6:21 PM Bill Capo / Eyewitness News Email: email@example.com | Twitter: @billcapo As his son hauls in an oyster dredge from the floor of Barataria Bay, lifelong oyster harvester Mitch Jurisich, normally an optimistic man, is worried that the size of the catch ...Click Here to Read More.
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/23/3428984/canada-war-on-environmentalists/ May 23, 2014 at 10:04 am Updated: May 23, 2014 at 11:18 am I attempted to enter Canada on a Tuesday, flying into the small airport at Fort McMurray, Alberta, waiting for my turn to pass through customs. “What brings you to Fort Mac?” a Canada Border Services Agency official asked. ...Click Here to Read More.
ttp://www.santacruzsentinel.com/santacruz/ci_25801873/santa-cruz-county-first-ban-fracking Unanimous vote prohibits underground oil production By Jason Hoppin firstname.lastname@example.org @scnewsdude on Twitter POSTED: 05/20/2014 03:02:54 PM PDT Fracking ban supporters celebrate on the courthouse steps after Santa Cruz County Supervisors… Adding another trophy to a case full of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/19/trade-fracking_n_5340420.html Posted: 05/19/2014 6:00 am EDT Updated: 4 hours ago WASHINGTON — The European Union is pressing the Obama administration to expand U.S. fracking, offshore oil drilling and natural gas exploration under the terms of a secret negotiation text obtained by The Huffington Post. The controversial document is an early draft ...Click Here to Read More.
**For Immediate Release** May 21, 2014 Contact Clean Ocean Action at (732) 872-0111: Jennifer Cubias, Press Inquiries To Stop Rutgers Ocean Blasting Study Citizens Launch Campaign over Memorial Day Weekend! Fishing, Boating, and Environmental Groups unite to Save Marine Life and Jersey Shore Economies; Banner Planes to Fly WHAT: The clock is ticking-Citizens will launch a public awareness ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.digitaljournal.com/science/methane-levels-from-deepwater-horizon-remain-high/article/383984 BY TIM SANDLE May 19,2014 IN SCIENCE Microbial activities in the Gulf of Mexico suggests that gas-rich deepwater plumes following the Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout overwhelmed methane-oxidizing bacterial species, leading to high concentrations of methane lasting for a very long ...Click Here to Read More.
ttp://www.news-press.com/story/life/outdoors/2014/05/14/county-file-state-drillers/9070569/ Steve Doane, email@example.com 2:43 p.m. EDT May 14, 2014 IMG_2497.jpg (Photo: Andrew West/News-Press) Story Highlights County to ask for administrative hearing against DEP, Hughes Company over violations DEP offered mitigation and settlement talks, but Collier board opts for public ...Click Here to Read More.
by Jason Kowalski May 8 (6 days ago) Friends, I’ve spent the last week running around Washington DC talking to Senators and our allies on Capitol Hill to defeat the latest attempt to push Keystone XL through Congress. Today I have some good news: it looks like this bill will be going down in defeat without ever coming to the floor. Thanks to your phone calls and work in the streets in ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.thedownstreamproject.org/2014/05/08/the-year-of-living-dangerously/ MAY 8, 2014 BY AMY MATHEWS AMOS Winter brought us the MCHM spill in the Elk River near Charleston, West Virginia and the coal ash release into North Carolina’s Dan River. Suddenly, spring seems just as frightening. Last week, a CSX train carrying crude oil derailed in Lynchburg, Virginia, shooting flames into ...Click Here to Read More.
http://blog.nwf.org/2014/05/study-estimates-around-800000-birds-killed-during-bp-oil-spill/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WildlifePromise+%28Wildlife+Promise%29 from Wildlife Promise 0 5/8/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell An oiled pelican, photo by the Louisiana Governor’s Office Four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster spilled more than 200 ...Click Here to Read More.
Fuel Fix http://fuelfix.com/blog/2014/05/08/offshore-regulators-to-keep-eye-on-bad-actors/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter Posted on May 8, 2014 at 6:29 pm by Jennifer A. Dlouhy HOUSTON – Maritime and drilling regulators vowed Thursday to keep a closer watch on oil companies and contractors they say are consistently cutting corners on safety offshore. The Coast ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/07-3 Published on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 ‘Instead of addressing concerns, they are excluding concerned groups that are science-based and principled’ – Sarah Lazare, staff writer Aerial view of Syncrude Aurora tar sands mine in the Boreal Forest north of Fort McMurray in Alberta (Photo: Greenpeace / Jiri Rezac)The Canadian province ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/energy/conferences/article/New-rules-coming-for-retiring-offshore-oil-5458587.php May 8,2014 by Matthew Tresaugue Water may be everywhere in the Gulf of Mexico, but it’s becoming increasingly scarce in many other areas where oil and gas is produced. “Water is already a crucial issue and will shape the future,” said Emmanuel ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/energy/conferences/article/New-rules-coming-for-retiring-offshore-oil-5458587.php May 6, 2014 | Updated: May 6, 2014 11:06pm by Jennifer A. Dlouhy Tommy Beaudreau says new rules are coming on the decommissioning of old offshore oil infrastructure. New regulations governing the decommissioning of old offshore oil infrastructure are on ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/03/4094534/revise-restrictions-to-ensure.html Posted on Saturday, 05.03.14 BY WILLIAM K. REILLY AND BOB GRAHAM After an unsuccessful round of drilling in 2012 and 2013, Cuba’s oil and gas industry is poised for further deepwater exploration in the Gulf as soon as 2015. As Cuba explores and eventually drills for oil, Florida and neighboring states have a ...Click Here to Read More.
http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Problems-At-Petrobras-Mount-As-Brazils-Oil-Production-Stagnates.html By Nick Cunningham | Tue, 06 May 2014 22:06 | 0 e For the past 30 years or so, Brazil has increased its oil production every year. Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, has become a world class producer of offshore drilling technology, which puts it in a good position for ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/water/oil-drilling-company-ordered-to-shut-down-second-florida-well-pending-tests/2178106 Craig Pittman, Times Staff Writer Friday, May 2, 2014 6:40pm State Department of Environmental Protection officials announced Friday they have ordered the Dan A. Hughes Co. to cease operations at a second South Florida well until experts can analyze whether the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.platts.com/latest-news/oil/houston/bp-has-record-11-deepwater-rigs-running-in-gulf-21576914 Houston (Platts)–5May2014/414 pm EDT/2014 GMT Four years after the Macondo oil spill, BP has 11 operated rigs running in the US Gulf of Mexico, the most the company has ever had there at one time, BP America’s CEO said Monday. BP will spend $10 billion over the next five years in ...Click Here to Read More.
by Matt Kaplan 30 April 2014 Jose Manuel Ribeiro/REUTERS Volunteer workers drag fuel oil spilled by the Prestige tanker at Muxia beach, in northwestern Spain, in December 2002. Oil spills kill a lot of wildlife quickly, but their long-term effects are hard to establish because to compare the situation before and after a disaster, a study would need to have been already up and running before ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/28/uk-ireland-fire-ice-gas-reserves Press Association Monday 28 April 2014 theguardian.com A fuel buried under the deep ocean bed off Britain and Ireland could provide a plentiful supply of energy but will be difficult to exploit, an expert said. The gas – known as fire ice – is locked away in the form of ice crystals under the ...Click Here to Read More.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2014 9:31 AM CONTACT: Public Citizen Lori Wallach (202) 454-5107 firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON – April 24 – “Ironically, if missing this do-or-die moment for the TPP seals its demise, then what will be characterized as a failure now may in fact save President Obama’s legacy, given that the TPP would cause more American job offshoring, greater ...Click Here to Read More.
Margaret Kriz Hobson, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 A new scientific study that concludes the United States lacks the resources and scientific data necessary to adequately respond to an Arctic oil spill is energizing the environmental community’s campaign to ban oil drilling in the ice-laden waters. The comprehensive National Academy of Sciences report released ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.eenews.net/energywire/2014/04/24/full Mike Soraghan, E&E reporter email@example.com Thursday, April 24, 2014 One of the country’s major providers of hydraulic fracturing services plans to begin disclosing all the chemicals it uses in “fracking” fluid, without exceptions for trade secrets. The policy of Baker Hughes Inc., rolled out quietly on an unheralded ...Click Here to Read More.
video at: http://blog.al.com/wire/2014/04/gulf_coast_fisherman_on_bp_oil.html By Casey Toner | firstname.lastname@example.org on April 23, 2014 at 4:59 PM The 2010 BP oil spill is still wrecking havoc on some Gulf Coast fisherman, The Huffington Post reports. Byron Encalade, a fisherman, said his business was at a “100 percent loss,” according to the report. “Right now we’re solely ...Click Here to Read More.