gulf restoration network
November 16, 2012 -
The oil giant has agreed to pay the largest criminal fine in U.S. history, and three of its managers were indicted on charges including felony manslaughter. But the company says it plans to "vigorously defend" itself against pending civil claims, even while its spilled oil still washes ashore and people and sea life continue to suffer.
October 17, 2012 -
A large oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico reported by watchdogs as far back as August 2011 has been tied to BP's failed Macondo well. Congressional leaders are demanding answers from the company about the ongoing oil release, and they also want to ensure BP pays fully for the damages caused by its 2010 disaster.
September 4, 2012 -
The Gulf Restoration Network has documented an oil spill at a Conoco Phillips refinery and a coal spill from a major port on the Mississippi River. Pollution from the spills appears to be contaminating nearby communities, farmlands and wetlands.
August 8, 2012 -
The unprecedented use of chemical dispersants following BP's Gulf disaster led to complaints of health problems among cleanup workers and local residents. A coalition of groups is now suing the EPA in hopes of spurring regulatory action.
April 19, 2012 -
Two years after BP's Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, a Facing South/Institute report finds coastal communities are struggling to cope and recover -- and to get the nation to pay attention.
January 31, 2012 -
Ads airing in Florida in the run-up to today's primary have focused on Gulf restoration, which hasn't been getting much attention from U.S. political leaders as shown by the GOP debates and the latest State of the Union address.