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Memo to BP: End the Blame Game, Restore the Gulf

3/18/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

It took BP 87 days to cap the well gushing from a mile beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, in an area known as the Macondo prospect. For months, BP shirked responsibility, hiding the flow-rate from government officials, shareholders and the […] Read more >

Mississippi River’s newest distributary in danger of being closed

3/18/2013 // By Emily Guidry Schatzel

Last year during Mardi Gras, the Mississippi River carved a small outlet through its bank and found a shorter route to the Gulf of Mexico.This was the river’s way of naturally reconnecting with its surrounding wetlands — a natural delta process […] Read more >

Anchor-handling tugboats battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

For Gulf Restoration, Every Dollar Counts

3/7/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

This weekend I had the opportunity to discuss what BP might face at trial for the Gulf oil disaster with some eloquent thought leaders, including Tulane political science professor and MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry. We discussed the continuing “unusual mortality event” […] Read more >

An oiled brown pelican floats in the Gulf during the height of the 2010 oil spill. Photo credit:  Louisiana Governor's office.

BP’s Gulf Oil Spill Trial 101: A Primer

3/1/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

This week was the start of the Deepwater Horizon disaster trial. Remember the start of the disaster itself? Initially, BP was downplaying, denying, and hiding the awful truth: that crude oil, natural gas, and methane hydrates were gushing into one […] Read more >

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Gulf Residents Ask DOJ to Hold BP Fully Accountable

2/25/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Today marked the start of the civil trial to hold BP accountable for the 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. As dawn broke in New Orleans, 50 Gulf coast residents and representatives from National Wildlife Federation, Environmental Defense […] Read more >

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Speak Up for Gulf Dolphins—Make Sure BP’s Oil Spill Fines Are Used for Restoration

2/15/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Do you remember the television show Flipper? You know, that loveable, (not so huggable), extraordinarily intelligent bottlenose dolphin that lived off the coast of Florida? Well, NOAA says that the Gulf’s bottlenose dolphins population began to decline right before the […] Read more >

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Speak up for River Otters in Louisiana’s Mardi Gras Pass

1/23/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

Last year during Mardi Gras, the Mississippi River did something perfectly ordinary and yet utterly extraordinary: it carved a small outlet in its eastern bank and found a shorter route to the Gulf of Mexico. Shortly after, river otters began […] Read more >

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Deepwater Horizon: 1,000 Days Later

1/15/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

It has been 1,000 days since the BP-operated oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, gushing millions of barrels of crude oil into a body of water that supports countless ecosystems and economies. Below is a timeline of major […] Read more >

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1,000 Days Late and Billions of Dollars Short

1/14/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Tomorrow marks one thousand days since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, spewing millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico over 87 days. The oil spill devastated the Gulf’s economy, ecosystems, and wildlife all of which […] Read more >

Pelican in flight. Photo by Rick Lewis.

Lagniappe for the Mississippi River Delta—and the Gulf of Mexico

11/20/2012 // By David Muth

Last Thursday began with a buzz of speculation for those of us in the Mississippi River Delta Restoration campaign. The Justice department was going to announce a settlement with BP of the criminal charges arising from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. […] Read more >