October 8, 2013 -
A new study by Texas scientists finds that BP's oil will be causing damage to the Gulf sea bed for decades, confirming what locals have long been saying -- and what BP has been working vigorously to deny.
September 30, 2013 -
As the second phase of the BP civil trial got underway, activists launched a petition calling on the company to fire chief executive Bob Dudley, saying his request to suspend payment of claims related to the Gulf oil disaster is an effort to avoid honoring obligations to the region.
September 23, 2013 -
Joey Yerkes was a fisherman in Florida when the BP oil disaster occurred, and he and many others ended up chronically ill from spill-related chemical exposures. Three years later, the health crisis in the region continues and must not be forgotten.
September 4, 2013 -
People from across the Gulf Coast will join in a national action on Sept. 21 calling on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline and the toxic burden it will bring to communities already suffering from dirty energy production.
August 30, 2013 -
In this Bridge the Gulf video, Derrick Christopher Evans, a grassroots community leader on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, talks about the spiritual and historical significance of hurricanes and other disasters in the region.
August 21, 2013 -
A new report documents the extensive pollution released in Louisiana last year during Hurricane Isaac, a relatively mild Category 1 storm. It serves as a warning for storm-vulnerable states like Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina now considering opening up their coasts to energy exploration.
August 19, 2013 -
Fisherman on the Gulf Coast long for the days before BP's "well from hell" spewed crude oil for 87 days and before nearly 2 million gallons of toxic dispersant were sprayed into Gulf waters that have sustained their families for generations.
August 8, 2013 -
The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority was formed after Hurricane Katrina to ensure qualified experts -- not politicians' friends -- were in charge of flood control. But now the authority is under pressure from Gov. Bobby Jindal and other Louisiana politicians for filing a lawsuit to force oil and gas companies to pay for the damage they've done to the state's coastal wetlands.
July 5, 2013 -
The NRDC's annual report on bacterial contamination at U.S. beaches finds serious problems at popular swimming spots across the South. The group is calling on the federal government to take action to better protect beachgoers from serious health risks.