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The Activists at Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper

One year ago today the battle to save the burning Deepwater Horizon
drilling platform was lost, the rig slowly sank below the surface of
the Gulf of Mexico and the battle to control the oil gushing from the
damaged well began. Within short order the Waterkeepers in the
affected area came together to pool knowledge and resources and thus
Save Our Gulf was born. Over the last year Lower Mississippi
Riverkeeper and the other Save Our Gulf Waterkeepers have worked
tirelessly to respond to the BP oil disaster.

Thursday's Gumbo: The BP Oil Disaster One Year Later

Yesterday was the one-year mark of the BP oil disaster. It has been a busy week. A week of reflection mixed with a renewed sense of urgency for all of us to create more sustainable communities. Our country can’t afford, financially, socially, environmentally or even emotionally, to suffer another disaster of this scale. One year later, we must learn the lessons of this disaster and we must move forward together to find the solutions we need to truly protect our communities from oil pollution.

Remembering the Summer of 2010

This blog was written Tammy Herrington, Deputy Director, Mobile Baykeeper late last summer in the weeks just after the BP Oil Disaster.

Waterkeeper Alliance, SkyTruth, and SouthWings Launch Gulf Monitoring Consortium

We are so excited to share with you that this morning SkyTruth, SouthWings, and Waterkeeper Alliance launched the Gulf Monitoring Consortium. The Gulf Monitoring Consortium is a rapid response alliance that collects, analyzes and publishes images and other information by space, air, and water in order to bring truth to oil pollution incidents that occur in the Gulf of Mexico.

Stand By Gulf Coast Waterkeepers

It's time to stand with our Gulf Coast Waterkeepers and demand that Congress return all Clean Water Act penalties to the Gulf Coast.

Thursday's Gumbo on Friday

Yesterday was an interesting, exhausting, and exciting day for BP executives and those that attended BP's annual general meeting to express concern and outrage in the aftermath of our nation’s largest environmental disaster. As I mentioned yesterday, Tracy, Louisiana Bayoukeeper, and Mike, her husband, own a small family fishing business in Barataria Bay, LA. They traveled all the way to London this week on the generous donation of Gulf Coast Fund to attend BP’s shareholder meeting.

Gulf Coast Residents Denied Access to BP Shareholder Meeting

Just before 6am CST I received a text message from Tracy Kuhns, the Louisiana Bayoukeeper. She and Mike, her husband, along with three other Gulf coast residents traveled to London this week to attend the BP shareholder meeting. The text message stated, “we were denied access to shareholder meeting. We didn’t get rowdy we weren’t given a reason.”

Bring Those Oil Spill Fines to Gulf States

This Op-Ed was published by Galveston Daily News and written by Galveston Baykeeper, Charlotte Wells.

Bring Those Oil Spill Fines to Gulf States

Thursday's Gumbo

Yesterday afternoon I attended a meeting sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) in Harvey, LA, an area just across the river from New Orleans. The meeting was all about NRDA, the Natural Resources Damage Assessment, process. NRDA is one of the three pathways to bring penalties resulting from the BP oil disaster back to the Gulf coast for ecological restoration.

Monitoring The Mississippi

On Monday, March 28, 2011 Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper conducted a 50
 mile on-the-water patrol into southern Breton Sound which included a
stop at Breton Island.

Louisiana Bayoukeeper received reports of possible oil in the Breton
Sound area from local fishermen and we received similar reports from
folks conducting aerial patrols with the organization On Wings of
Care.

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