Waterkeeper Alliance's Updates

Free Legal Services For Those Affected By Oil Disaster

The Mississippi Center for Justice has received a $1.9M grant from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility to offer free legal services to those affected by the BP oil disaster. Oil claimants in 5 states--Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida--may use a newly established network of nonprofit civil legal services to obtain legal assistance with potential claims. Participating attorneys will advise on matters concerning required documentation, settlement offers and other related issues.

Supplement to Oil Spill Report Announced

 

National Oil Spill Commission Releases Final Report

 

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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