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2011-05-25 09:09:00

EIN News Offers Extended Coverage of Gulf Oil Spill WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though the Gulf oil spill has stopped, the environmental aftermath of the Gulf oil spill catastrophe is still being evaluated and new policies adopted on local, state, regional and national levels. Mounting environmental threats from the disaster will have far-reaching consequences, spanning several industries and business sectors. David Rothstein, CEO of EIN News, says that his...

2011-04-08 08:47:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's been about a year since the devastating oil spill happened in the Gulf waters of the United States. Now, a new review published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week urgently calls for developing protocols to deal with the health effects of disasters. Authors of the study say the oil spill -- along with other recent U.S. catastrophes -- illustrates the lack of knowledge about long-term health effects and the need for better planning when dealing with the...

2011-03-24 15:01:00

ST. JOHN'S, NL, Canada, March 24 /PRNewswire/ - Rutter Inc. (TSX: RUT), today is announcing an order for its Oil Spill Response Radar (OSSR) with a total value of just under $USD 1,000,000. This most recent purchase, expected to be delivered in spring 2011, builds upon the momentum of global interest in the Sigma S6 system. President and CEO, Fraser Edison, says "The Oil Spill Response Radar system continues to receive strong interest from all sectors of the offshore industry and is...

2011-02-14 07:54:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EVTN) announced today that it has been invited to be a guest speaker at the "Fourth Biennial Technology Workshop for Oil Spill Response in the Marine Environment." The Conference, co-sponsored by Chevron Corp and OSPR, will be held at Chevron Headquarters in San Ramon, CA on February 15-17. At the Conference EVTN will both present and demonstrate a Voraxial®...

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2011-02-07 10:55:33

The Coast Guard admiral who led the US response to the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill said today that the US is ill-equipped to respond to a possible major oil spill event in the Arctic. Retired admiral Thad Allen told reporters this week that only one of the US Coast Guard's three ice breakers is operational and would be available to respond to a disaster off Alaska's northern coast, which is icebound for much of the year. Fran Ulmer, former Alaska lieutenant governor said that before...

2011-01-27 13:22:00

House Democratic Amendment Similar to Recently Introduced Bill by GOP Congressman Scalise WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven nonprofit advocacy groups praised an amendment in an updated oil spill response bill introduced last night by U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Ma.) and other House Democrats that would implement a key recommendation by the bipartisan oil spill commission. The recommendation is for Congress to dedicate 80 percent of Clean Water Act penalties to be...

2011-01-15 00:00:43

The National Oil Spill Commission's Final Report contained a plethora of recommendations to prevent future oil spills. The report did not, however, call for enhanced technology solutions to assist in the prevention of similar accidents, which is key to mitigating the inherent risks associated with relying on management alone to oversee complex oil and gas production processes. A Dark Horse is emerging that will oust today's technology companies that are incapable of predicting the myriad of...

2011-01-12 07:05:00

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health (http://www.gulfcoastfund.org), along with leaders from communities most impacted by the drilling disaster, applaud the work of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and are united in the urgent need to implement reforms. Key recommendations supported by community leaders include: The formation of a Gulf of Mexico Regional Citizens Advisory...

2011-01-11 10:36:00

Pew Statement on National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Report WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marilyn Heiman, director of the Pew Environment Group's offshore energy reform efforts, issued the following statement on the final report issued by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: "The United States should aspire to be the world's leader in safe drilling standards, spill prevention and response, but the commission's report...

2011-01-11 10:01:00

Commission Recommendation Echoes Mabus Report to President WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight non-profit groups today called on Congress to heed a key recommendation in the final report from the bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. The recommendation is that "Congress should dedicate 80 percent of the Clean Water Act penalties to long-term restoration of the Gulf of Mexico" (see page 280 of report). Last...


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