Sierra Club Can't Join U.S. to Sue BP Over Spill, Judge Says
"Thursday, the Coast Guard defended its decision to leave what has been described as "hundreds of thousands of pounds of oil" in the water and on the beach on the western part of Dauphin Island.
Pictures taken June 21 show oily tar balls littered across the beach on the far west end of Dauphin Island."
Obama: Slash oil industry tax breaks as part of debt deal
What will replace oil?
Annual State of the Coast looks at alternative energy sources
"...the 2011 Federation State of the Coast Report focuses on various types of renewable energy sources.
The annual report was unveiled during the Federation's daylong Coastal Power: Riding the Wave of Green Energy summit."