Waterkeeper Updates

An Honest Discussion Of Louisiana's Berm Plan Part 1

Governor Jindal's proposal to build a wall of sand berms to keep oil out of Louisiana's marshes and off its shores has gotten a lot of media coverage, most of it supportive. A growing number of experts have voiced serious concerns or outright opposition to the plan (1). Both they and the public have been hindered by a lack of information about the plan and what exactly has been proposed.

With the posting of documents related to the plan and the state's permit request to the Corps of Engineers answers are beginning to emerge.

NIOSH Oil Spill Worker Health Evaluation Interim Report #1

NIOSH Oil Spill Worker Health Evaluation Interim Report #1

On May 28, 2010, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request from BP for a health hazard evaluation (HHE). The request asked NIOSH to evaluate potential exposures and health effects among workers involved in Deepwater Horizon Response activities. NIOSH sent an initial team of HHE investigators on June 2, 2010, followed by additional teams. To date, 14 HHE investigators have been on-scene; the investigation is continuing.

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Sophie B. Hawkins Announces Song to Benefit Waterkeeper Alliance

Proceeds from “The Land, the Sea & the Sky” to Benefit Clean Up Efforts in the Gulf of Mexico

Tell Govenor Jundal to Sign House Bill 37

Tell Governor Jindal To Grant Public Access To All State Records Related To The BP Gulf Oil Disaster; Tell Him To Sign House Bill 37!

House Bill 37 would grant public access to all state records related to the BP Gulf oil disaster. We have demanded transparency from BP and it is equally vital that we have transparency from our federal, state and local governments as well. The Louisiana Legislature agrees, now it is just up to Governor Jindal to sign into law.
Please call Governor Jindal's Office and tell him to sign HB 37!

Health Impacts Associated with Dispersants and Louisiana Sweet Crude

Nalco CorexitHealth Impacts Associated with the Dispersants Corexit 9500 and 9527 Being Used by BP and Louisiana Sweet Crude Oil Flowing from the Deepwater Horizon Wellhead


Shot by Robert M. Young and Edward James Olmos on a trip to the heart of the oil spill in the Gulf. Edited by Stephen Cohen.

BP Coughs Up Another Drop of Air Quality Data: Not Reassuring

From:Natural Resources Defense Council Staff Blog

Gina SolomonGina Solomon's Blog

BP Coughs Up Another Drop of Air Quality Data: Not Reassuring
Posted June 10, 2010

COREXIT Chemical Components Released to Public

After about a month of pressure from the public and interested parties like LEAN and LMRK, the chemical constituents of the dispersant COREXIT has been released to the general public.

We will be sending out a follow-up alert from our chemist Wilma Subra on what health concerns these chemicals hold for those exposed to them and the environment in which they are being released.

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