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Our Oceans, Our Future | Dive Into Democracy

Our coasts are under grave threat from the Trump administration catering to fossil fuel companies. The land under the ocean off of our coasts is considered public lands, which means the federal government is in charge of deciding how they are used. Under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the federal government decides what offshore ...

offshore, deepwater horizon, offshore-drilling, gulf, john wathen

President Trump’s Offshore Drilling Executive Order an Affront to Coastal Communities

NEW YORK, NY – President Trump issued an Executive Order today that begins the process of vastly expanding offshore oil and gas drilling. Called “Executive Order Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy,” it directs a re-write of the five-year plan for offshore oil and gas development, with the goal of opening up more areas to ...

offshore, deepwater horizon, offshore-drilling, gulf, john wathen

Nearly 70 Organizations Call On President Obama To Protect The Gulf of Mexico

Groups Call for the Gulf to be Excluded from the Five Year Plan New Orleans, LA — Today, nearly 70 groups sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to build on his climate legacy and remove the Gulf of Mexico from the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program and immediately initiate ...

Photo credit: United States Coast Guard

Judge Finds Taylor Energy Improperly Limited Third-Party Review of Information Surrounding Ongoing Oil Spill

As oil slick appears to grow larger, company violates terms of settlement agreement NEW ORLEANS, LA — September 22, 2016 — United States District Judge Susie Morgan ruled today that Taylor Energy was not correctly following the process required by the September 2015 settlement agreement with Waterkeeper Alliance, Apalachicola Riverkeeper and Louisiana Environmental Action Network, ...

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Taylor Energy: Still Leaking Oil and Still Secretive

As oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico appears to intensify, Taylor Energy breaches terms of its settlement agreement. Despite signing a settlement agreement in September 2015 that requires increased transparency around the oil leak that has been ongoing since 2004, Taylor Energy is attempting to limit third-party review of what information should be kept ...

taylor energy, offshore, offshore drilling, oil spill

Miles Offshore With Nowhere To Hide

On Thursday, May 12, an estimated 88,000 gallons of oil leaked from a pipeline leading to a Shell platform 97 miles off the coast of Louisiana was detected when a helicopter that happened to be flying overhead saw the sheen. A spill so far off the coast could easily be completely hidden from the view ...

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Waterkeeper Alliance and Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper React to Shell’s Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

NEW YORK, NY and BATON ROUGE, LA, May 13, 2016 —- An underwater pipeline at a Shell oil drilling platform has spilled 90,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, causing an oil sheen that is two miles wide and thirteen miles long. Reportedly, the leak has been stopped and cleanup is underway. Marc ...

Photo courtesy of John Wathen.

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Five-Year Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Plan

Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released a draft five-year plan for 2017-2022 that closes the Atlantic Ocean for oil and gas drilling leases, citing strong local opposition along with market dynamics and conflicts with military and commercial use. The plan also proposes 10 new leases in the Gulf of Mexico and 3 ...

"act of god", taylor energy, louisiana, gulf

An Act of God: Taylor Energy’s Fatalistic Fairytale

On January 20, 2016, Taylor Energy held a public forum on the ongoing oil leak at its wells in the Gulf of Mexico. Lest anyone think that Taylor Energy believes it owes the public any sort of explanation about the more than a decade-old leak, the company’s President, William Pecue, repeatedly reminded the attendees that ...

"act of god:, act of god, taylor energy, gulf

Word of the Day: Chutzpah

Word of the day:  Chutzpah – shameless audacity.  Examples of the word of the day in use: In the Gulf of Mexico, a Taylor Energy well has been discharging dirty oil into the Gulf for more than a decade, keeping the public in the dark about any information about the discharges and possible cleanup.  Using ...