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Oil Spill Commission on Trial

2/1/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

The federal Oil Spill Commission meets a daunting roadblock: Congress.

He’s Back! BP’s Tony Hayward Cuts Deal To Drill In Arctic Wildlife Haven

1/24/2011 // By Miles Grant

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward is back in the news – and once again, he’s putting critical wildlife habitat at risk.

Blue-winged teal by David Heritsch

Gulf Coast Birds–And Ours–Doing Alright (for now)

1/3/2011 // By Laura Tangley

On a recent chilly morning in southwestern Louisiana’s White Lake Wetland Conservation Area, Kim Trahan, a rice farmer who leases land in the state-owned area, surveyed the scene around him with satisfaction. To the south, a flock of several thousand …

NWF team in Venice, La. (May 2010)

Top 10 Unsung Heroes of 2010′s Gulf Oil Disaster

12/20/2010 // By Miles Grant

TIME magazine recently named the Gulf oil disaster as America’s biggest news story of 2010. While the National Wildlife Federation will continue working to focus attention on the disaster and its impacts, as 2010 draws to a close, we also wanted …

Migratory waterfowl in Louisiana

Update: Migratory Birds in the Gulf of Mexico

11/1/2010 // By Laura Tangley

Just over six months into the worst oil disaster in U.S. history, federal officials finally have some good news for those of us concerned about birds in the Gulf of Mexico. At a recent press conference, U.S. Department of Agriculture …

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), named a Big Oil All-Star by NWF

Scary Idea: BP Apologist Calling Shots on Energy & Climate

10/16/2010 // By Adam Kolton

Could infamous BP apologist Rep. Joe Barton become chair of the House Energy & Commerce Committee?

The Well is Dry

10/15/2010 // By Jon Brett

Lack of initial funding for conducting scientific research after the Gulf oil disaster, and the impact on scientists’ ability to collect important baseline data. On September 15th, 149 days – that’s 4 months and 27 days – after the Gulf …

Dr. Ian MacDonald: Over 50% of BP Oil Remains in Gulf

9/27/2010 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Ian MacDonald of Florida State University is scheduled to testify at today’s meeting of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. Testifying on a panel entitled “The Fate of the Oil,” Dr. MacDonald …

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NWF’s Larry Schweiger: BP “Report” Just More Spin

9/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

BP has issued the results of its self-evaluation in the April 20 Deepwater Horizon explosion. That disaster led to more than 200 million gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. As Mother Jones reports: While investigation into what …

Breaking: New Oil Rig Explosion in Gulf of Mexico

9/2/2010 // By Miles Grant

There’s been another oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico: One person is missing after a rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, about 80 miles south of Vermilion Bay, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Rescue crews from New …

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