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2011-07-21 14:14:00

Bill dedicates oil spill fines to restore Gulf communities, economies & ecosystems WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of organizations supporting Gulf restoration celebrated news today that a bipartisan coalition of Gulf senators is cosponsoring the RESTORE Gulf Coast States Act. The legislation seeks to ensure that penalties paid by BP and others responsible for last year's Gulf oil disaster are used to help restore the region's communities, economies and...

2010-10-05 16:10:00

Groups say task force, BP fine money necessary to expedite La. wetlands restoration projects WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's signing today of an executive order to create a Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force is a key first step to fulfilling his promise to restore the Gulf and to make it even better than it was before the BP oil disaster, according to five local and national environmental groups. (Logo:...

2010-09-28 14:14:00

Obama, Congress must agree on how much BP fine money is dedicated to restoration fund WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Praising a new government report detailing a long-term environmental restoration plan for the Gulf Coast, five environmental groups today called on the President and Congress to implement the report's recommendations by using the fines BP will have to pay for the blowout of the company's Macondo well. The report was presented today in New Orleans by Navy...

2010-09-21 10:30:00

President and CEO Vikki Spruill and staff announce Commitment on stage with the former President at this year's Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Ocean Conservancy announced its formal commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), pledging to expand its restoration and policy reform work in the wake of the BP oil disaster. Ocean Conservancy's commitment was highlighted on stage at the opening session of the CGI annual...

2010-08-18 07:15:00

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 4 months after the explosion that caused the BP oil disaster, the Gulf Coast Fund (http://www.gulfcoastfund.org), a community-led philanthropy in the Gulf South, reports that a dangerous amount of oil and dispersant remains in the Gulf of Mexico. Contrary to what BP and government officials have been stating, over 53 million gallons of oil are currently spread over the coastal areas and are washing ashore in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and...

2010-06-10 08:00:00

BATON ROUGE, La., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The BP oil disaster, hurricanes and wetlands loss threaten a net value of $330 billion to $1.3 trillion in natural system goods and services, according to the first study of the Mississippi River Delta as a capital asset. Even the low end estimate of the Delta's value exceeds BP's market capitalization before the oil disaster on April 20 of $189 billion. The study was completed shortly before the spill. (Logo:...

2010-05-28 15:45:00

Expedited Funds, Authorizations Will Help Reduce Impacts of Nation's Largest Oil Disaster WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Louisiana's beleaguered wetlands soon may receive initial assistance thanks to two amendments that the Senate approved late last night when it passed the Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act of 2010. The U.S. House of Representatives has not voted on the legislation yet. The first amendment would expedite the distribution of previously appropriated...

2010-05-27 13:01:00

Brown Pelicans and Other Species on the Brink as Oil Inundates Coastal Refuges WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, brown pelicans and other birds were among those in danger of extinction from the effects of pesticides like DDT. Carson, whose birthday is celebrated today, spurred public outrage and launched a new era of strong government protection for air, land, water and wildlife. As the Gulf oil disaster continues unabated,...


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