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Oil seen off Louisiana, June 2011

Oil Spotted on Gulf Surface Near Delta National Wildlife Refuge

6/8/2011 // By Miles Grant

UPDATE 6/9/11: Test results from a National Wildlife Federation sample indicate the oil is NOT stirred-up BP oil, but rather a fresh spill. Staffers in the National Wildlife Federation’s Coastal Louisiana office were tipped off to newly-seen weathered oil on […] Read more >

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar helps volunteers clean up oil damage to beach at Gulf Islands National Seashore (photo: Tami A. Heilmann-DOI)

Senator Takes Ball, Goes Home

5/25/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

President Obama’s top oil regulator won’t get a raise until he puts more drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, at least if Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) has his way. Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, was scheduled for a […] Read more >

Dolphins ride boat's wake off Mississippi, May 2010 (by NWF's Jeremy Symons)

Gulf Dolphin Deaths Continue Alarming Trend

5/23/2011 // By Miles Grant

Dolphin deaths are slowing down in the Gulf of Mexico, but dolphins – including baby dolphins – are still dying at rates much higher than their historical averages. Dr. Doug Inkley, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior scientist, issued a report called The […] Read more >

Doug Inkley on CNN

On the Shore, On the Water, and Via Satellite: NWF Fights for Gulf Restoration

4/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

NWF marked one year of the Gulf oil disaster on Wednesday by joining a coalition of groups calling on members of Congress to act on legislation to dedicate BP’s oil disaster fines and penalties to restore Gulf Coast wetlands. Read more >

Oil & Boom in Louisiana Marsh, June 2010

Restoring the Clean Water Act Can Help Restore the Gulf Coast

4/20/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Oil and water don’t mix, a reality people and wildlife along Gulf Coast must confront every day. This week marks the one year anniversary of the Gulf oil disaster, an anniversary no one is celebrating. Lives were lost in the […] Read more >

Scraping oiled marsh in Louisiana's Bay Jimmy, April 2011

“There Goes Another Piece Of Our Valuable Coastal Louisiana Marsh” (Video)

4/19/2011 // By Miles Grant

On Tuesday, I took a boat trip across the windy waters of Louisiana’s Bay Jimmy with the National Wildlife Federation’s Dr. Doug Inkley and Maura Wood to see the lingering effects of the oil disaster. Read more >

YouTube video

Back In The Gulf, One Year Into The Oil Disaster

4/18/2011 // By Miles Grant

On Tuesday morning, we’ll head out of Myrtle Grove Marina on a small boat, heading out into Louisiana’s wetlands in search of lingering oil impacts. Our plan is to visit Bay Jimmy, then head out to Cat Island, prime breeding grounds for brown pelicans. Read more >

Researcher at Dauphin Island Sea Lab tests red snapper samples, October 2010 (via Flickr's BP America)

New Questions About Sick Fish In Gulf

4/14/2011 // By Miles Grant

While tests so far are inconclusive, one scientist says he’s “never seen anything like” the sick fish turning up in the Gulf. Read more >

Climate Capsule: Clean Air Act, EPA escape sneak attacks

4/12/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Clean Air Act in the Clear…For Now Quote: Jeremy Symons, NWF Senior VP of Conservation & Education Economic Story of the Week: Wyden calls for FTC investigation of Pipeline Editorial of the Week: […] Read more >

Dolphins ride boat's wake off Mississippi, May 2010 (by NWF's Jeremy Symons)

New Tests Confirm BP Oil Still Being Found on Dead Dolphins

4/8/2011 // By Miles Grant

The total of dead dolphins found along the Gulf Coast is now up to 153 – and federal officials confirm they’re still finding dolphins with BP oil from the Deepwater Horizon Macondo well on them. So far, 65 of the dead dolphins […] Read more >