On May 9, 2013 a clear view of the oil slick flowing from the damaged Taylor Energy well, that has been leaking since 2004, could be seen by Landsat-7, a USGS satellite.
Evaluation of Available Data: Air Monitoring, Health Impacts Associated with Chemicals Detected in the Air and Surface Water Sampling
By Wilma Subra
On April 19, 2013, Government Accountability Project released Deadly Dispersants in the Gulf: Are Public Health and Environmental Tragedies the New Norm for Oil Spill Cleanups? The report details the devastating long-term effects on human health and the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem stemming from BP and the federal government's widespread use of the dispersant Corexit, in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
This years session will consider many bills of significant importance to anyone concerned about the environment of Louisiana.
Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper, Waterkeeper Alliance, and Gulf Waterkeepers File FOIA Lawsuit After US Coast Guard Denies Information on Ongoing Taylor Energy Oil Leak in the Gulf.
FOIA Lawsuit Comes 1 Year After Waterkeeper Organizations Sue Taylor Energy Over Clean Water Act Violations.
New Orleans, LA - On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper, in collaboration with Waterkeeper Alliance and several Gulf of Mexico Waterkeeper organizations, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the United States Coast Guard over unfulfilled requests for public records related to the ongoing Taylor Energy oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Stolthaven Chemical Facility in Plaquemines Parish reports a large release of multiple chemicals during Hurricane Isaac, and then reports that it isn't sure how much, if any, was released.
Despite the fact that we live in an area that gets hit by hurricanes every few years, and has for untold millennia, Louisiana Industry is consistently unable or unwilling to take the steps necessary to prevent environmental impacts due to hurricanes. When a hurricane hits it consistently leaves in its wake a slew of oil spills, lost hazardous material containers and chemical plants and refineries releasing pollution due to power outages, start-up and shut-down, and flooding. Isaac was no exception.
This latest video by Jason Berry shows John Sullivan of the The University of Texas and Bryan Parras of Texas Environmental Justices Advocacy Services hard at work gathering samples of shrimp and oysters with the help of Louisiana fisherman George Barisich for the GCHARMS study.
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA -- Louisiana Environmental Action Network and its Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper program along with Waterkeeper Alliance and several Gulf Coast Waterkeeper organizations filed suit in Federal Court today, February 2, 2012, against Taylor Energy Co., LLC under the citizen suit provisions of the Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation Recovery Act, for ongoing violations stemming from an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has continued to flow for seven years.