(New Orleans) As the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster drifts toward land, residents of the Gulf Coast can report sightings of fishermen out or work, endangered wildlife, oil on shore, oil sheens, health impacts and other problems using a new tool known as the Oil Spill Crisis Map.
(Gulf Coast) Gulf Coast environmental groups working in the areas at greatest risk from British Petroleum’s catastrophic offshore drilling disaster, joined by Greenpeace USA, are urging President Obama to accept their invitation, issued today, to view the crisis with them.
Thanks to everyone for coming out to party in honor of mother earth while helping the environmental justice movement in Louisiana! Look for more information about the 2011 New Orleans Earth Day Festival coming soon!
(Venice, LA) Delta National Wildlife Refuge is in peril after at least 18,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled into its waters. An area of approximately 160 square miles has been impacted by the spill - 40 square miles of marsh and 120 square miles offshore.
Student attorney's at Tulane University's Environmental Law Clinic successfully demonstrated that Murphy Oil's Meraux refinery frequently violated its air permits by exceeding emission limitations and continued to violate them after plaintiffs filed suit.
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