gulf of mexico
April 24, 2020 -
A decade after the BP oil spill set off an environmental health disaster in communities across the Gulf Coast, the company and the rest of the U.S. oil and gas industry continue to inflict pain on vulnerable populations across the South — and they're now implicated in raising the death rate from the novel coronavirus in African-American communities across Louisiana.
September 7, 2018 -
More than eight years after BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, tens of thousands of sickened cleanup workers, first responders, and coastal residents are still awaiting financial compensation — and many may not ever receive it because of the way the settlement has been structured.
October 14, 2016 -
This week an environmental alliance released data showing that the oil industry in Louisiana has more than 30 accidents a week — from offshore platform spills to pipeline leaks that are poisoning the coastal wetlands and marine environment.
September 23, 2016 -
The EPA is considering a proposal to allow oil and gas companies to continue to dump wastewater from offshore fracking directly into Gulf waters. The industry dumped more than 76 billion gallons of fracking wastewater into the Gulf in 2014 alone.
August 19, 2016 -
Environmentalists say the Obama administration's plan to hold an offshore oil and gas lease auction in Louisiana next week is "rubbing salt in the wounds" of a state struggling to recover from historic floods that have been linked to climate change.
August 11, 2016 -
Following revelations that several protesters at a fossil fuel lease auction in Colorado were undercover law enforcement agents acting on information from the oil and gas industry, an environmental group has submitted Freedom of Information Act requests to the federal agencies responsible for leasing to learn more about surveillance of climate activists.
May 20, 2016 -
A leak from a damaged pipeline at a Royal Dutch Shell deepwater production field off the Louisiana coast last week came amid mounting protests urging the Obama administration to halt new drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico and Arctic.