January 2011

re: Blog from Mobile Baykeeper

The Oil Spill Commission’s report was released on January11, and
overall, we give it an A.  While the
commission’s report will not make everyone happy, we feel it is an effort to
move the industry’s methods and the Gulf Coast forward.

Attend A Special Forum On Oil Spill Commission Final Report, Jan. 12

The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Drilling will release its final report on January 12, 2011.

Huffington Post: Preview of Spill Commission Report. Confirms Weaknesses in Industry, Government

Huffington Post commentator and author Robert L. Cavnar reviews the recently-released fourth chapter of the forthcoming report from the Obama administration's oil spill commission. Although there's not much new information to be found, the authors liberally spread the blame for the disaster.

The commission report is scheduled to be released in its entirety on January 11, 2011.

Tarballs Persist Along Alabama Gulf Beach

Dan Raines, a reporter for the Mobile Press-Register, documents the continued presence of tarballs near the beach at Fort Morgan, Alabama.

 
Read the complete story:
http://blog.al.com/live/2011/01/gulf_oil_spill_tarballs_cover_fort_morgan.html
 
FT. Morgan, AL, June 2010. ©2010 John Wathen, Hurricane Creekkeeper.

Obama Blinks. Deepwater Drilling to Resume by Robert L. Cavnar (Huffington Post)

On Monday, January 3, 2011, the Obama administration allowed a total of 16 deepwater oil drilling projects to resume operation without environmental review.

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