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Oil drilling in eastern Gulf of Mexico threatens unique baleen whales

Cain Burdeau, The Associated Press Published Sunday, May 10, 2015 10:03AM EDT NEW ORLEANS — U.S. regulators say a unique species of baleen whales in the Gulf of Mexico may be threatened with extinction and could get special protection. In April, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced it was looking at granting endangered or threatened […]

Fracking bill passes Florida House over fierce Democratic opposition

April 27, 2015 . The Florida House passed its own hydraulic oil fracturing bill on Monday, saying it would provide a framework to regulate the burgeoning industry while Democrats fiercely denounced the proposed law, saying it put out the welcome mat for fracking in environmental sensitive areas such as the Big Cypress Preserve. The bill […]

ACTION ALERT: Tell EPA to pass strong new regulations on oil dispersants

EARTHJUSTICE ACTION ALERT: Almost 2 million gallons of toxic chemical dispersants were dumped in the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 BP drilling disaster, to ”clean up“ the oil spill. Yet five years later, it’s clear that the chemicals didn’t get rid of the oil. Instead, they pushed much of it down under the surface, […]

2015 Blue Vision Summit

                           Blue Vision Summits bring ocean conservation leaders together every two years to network, build the blue movement and meet with the Administration and Congress to restore the blue in our red, white and blue.  This spring some 500 people from local, regional and national groups, scientists, explorers and others will attend the Summit […]

February 17, 2015
Study associates 3-year pattern of Gulf of Mexico bottlenose dolphin deaths with BP oil spill

By Mark Schleifstein, | The Times-Picayune February 12, 2015   A new peer-reviewed study of deaths of bottlenose dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico finds the highest number of animal strandings and deaths between 2010 and early 2013 occurred in areas most impacted by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including Barataria Bay and other […]

Studies: BP Spill Reduced Gulf Marine Life

Harvey Rice. Houston Chronicle. February 17, 2015 Oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in 2010 may have created a vast zone on the Gulf of Mexico floor where marine life is much sparser than before toxic petroleum settled there, according to studies presented Monday at a Houston conference on the BP oil spill. Sperm whales […]

The Big Blue Elephant in the Room

Sylvia Earle and John Bridgeland Posted: 09/30/2014 Although last week's UN General Assembly meetings in New York City included the largest gathering of world leaders ever to address climate change, the largest factor in our climate cycle was missing from the discussions — the ocean. Disregard for the ocean as the primary driver of climate […]

EPA Seeks Input on Emission Standards for New and Modified Sources in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector

Enesta Jones (News Media Only) [email protected] 202-564-7873 202-564-4355 Stephanie Brown (Program Contact) [email protected] 202-564-1192 January 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel. The panel is part of a standard federal government process and will focus on the agency’s […]

January 20, 2015
How much fracking is happening in the Gulf of Mexico?

By John Light. January 10, 2015 We don’t know nearly enough about the fracking that’s already going on in the U.S. — that’s the point of two lawsuits filed this past week by environmental advocates against the federal government. In the first suit, an environmental group is suing the feds to get […]

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