Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Not enough oil left in offshore, deepwater Gulf to warrant additional cleanup, admiral says
"The report concluded that there was still a gap in sampling in near-shore areas evidenced by the continuing discovery of tar mats, and said a group of researchers is now targeting that problem.
Scientists also are awaiting the results of more complex toxicity studies of water and sediment samples that will be the subject of an addendum to the report in early 2011, Zukunft said in a letter accompanying the report."
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Legislation introduced to permanently protect Canada's Pacific North Coast from oil spills
Three lawmakers to join environmental group in West Palm Beach news conference to oppose offshore drilling
Louisiana oil refineries' accident record needs improvement, report says
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Senate: Extend review time for offshore drilling
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Drilling Permits Aren't Being Slowed, Regulator Says
Report Finds Oil-Drilling Inspectors in Disarray
Overhaul of Oil Industry Urged
Halliburton Worker on Smoke Break Missed BP Well Data
Group urges quick action on coast
Submarine Dive Finds Oil, Dead Sea Life at Bottom of Gulf of Mexico (ABC News video report)
Oil mat cleanup under way in Orange Beach
A BP PLC test crew found the substance just east of the Cotton Bayou public beach access, Phillip West, city coastal resource manager, said today.
The mat was about 600 feet wide and very narrow, Tim Tucker, Orange Beach public works director, said. Tucker said BP crews removed about 8,000 pounds of material today and would be back at work on Saturday."
Coastal-Oil-Drilling Ban: Protect Florida Waters
"If opening more areas of the eastern gulf and Atlantic would, as proponents assert, help push the United States toward energy independence, then the benefits might outweigh the risks. It is just no so. These areas hold significant reserves, but they would produce a minuscule amount of fuel in comparison with U.S. demand.
The Energy Information Administration estimates the United States has less than 3 percent of the world's proven oil reserves. The nation uses 25 percent of the world's oil.
As the Obama administration finally concluded, in the absence of meaningful energy and conservation legislation, the off-limits supplies in the eastern gulf and near Atlantic are meaningless -- except for the risks that tapping them would create."