Was the Katrina Oil Spill Disaster a Harbinger for the Atlantic Coast?

Wednesday, 02 September 2015 08:59 Written by
When Hurricane Katrina hit the US Gulf Coast 10 years ago, it set off a disaster of many parts - and one of those parts was an oil spill catastrophe. In fact, Katrina turned out to be the worst US oil spill disaster since the 1989 Exxon Valdez tanker spill in Alaska. The storm resulted in an estimated 8 million gallons of oil spilled onto the ground and into waterways from Louisiana to Alabama. Both…
Terrebonne board approves using BP money for construction
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 07:09 Written by
HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish School Board has decided to use proceeds from the BP oil spill settlement on future construction projects. The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1Q885LH) schools Superintendent Philip Martin said Tuesday night the district is getting $7.7 million after legal expenses. Board President Roosevelt Thomas said he hoped the district would use the money to undertake projects with significant heft. Board member L.P. Bordelon said he'd like to see long-lasting construction emerge…
A better measure of oil spill danger
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 05:18 Written by
Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 6:00 am A better measure of oil spill dangerLetter to the editor by Paul Filteauchroniclejournal.com | 0 comments Further to the presentation by TransCanada Energy to council Monday regarding which is safer, pipelines or rail? TransCanada is using the incident rate (as reported by the Fraser Institute and the Transportation Safety Board) whereas a more accurate measurement of the danger to the environment and us is the spill rate.
UWF to disburse $5M in economic development funding
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 22:54 Written by
University of West Florida(Photo: Submitted photo) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE The University of West Florida’s Office of Economic Development has $5 million for companies relocating or expanding to the Gulf Coast and who create jobs while doing so. The money comes from the Industry Recruitment, Retention and Expansion Fund (IRREF), which was created as part of the Oil Spill Recovery Act of 2011. It authorized $10 million per year for three years for economic development in the eight…
School Board approves using BP money for construction
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 22:50 Written by
Schools Superintendent Philip Martin said the district is getting $7.7 million after legal expenses. Board President Roosevelt Thomas said he hoped the district would use the money to undertake projects with significant heft. "I hope that we don't do piecemeal projects," he said, noting that he'd like to see substantial "brick-and-mortar" work performed. Board member L.P. Bordelon also noted that he'd like to see long-lasting construction emerge from the money. He said he hoped "in…
For Obama and climate change, Denali is 'denial' spelled sideways
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 15:47 Written by
This week, President Obama is in a state of Denali...also known as Alaska. This is continuing in Obama's lame duck tour of places he'd never have visited if still facing election...the non-swing states of Alaska and North Dakota, or even Kenya, the place where our next president Donald Trump still seems to think he was born. On the eve of his Alaska trip, Obama jolted every Fox News neuron in America by announcing that his…
Royal Dutch Shell - Time To Buy This High Yielder
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 12:52 Written by
SummaryRoyal Dutch Shell has had a difficult time recently, like all other oil majors. The company has taken prudent steps to reduce its costs through selling assets and paying down debt. The company's future planned $25 billion share buyback should have a significant impact on its dividend costs and earnings per share. Introduction Commodity prices have had a difficult time recently. Over the past 14 months, oil prices (NYSEARCA:USO) have almost been in freefall.
NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program awards $2.7 million for Gulf research
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:29 Written by
NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program awards $2.7 million for Gulf research Projects to assess ecosystem modeling, ecological indicators, monitoring and observing September 1, 2015 Improving habitat for Gulf of Mexico marine life including fish and sea birds, is one long range potential restoration activities. (Credit: NOAA) NOAA’s RESTORE Act Science Program has completed its first funding competition and is awarding approximately $2.7 million to seven research teams.
Public focus game changer for offshore oil exploration
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 09:25 Written by
KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) - Shell's plans to drill for oil in Nova Scotia's offshore have hit rough water. Shell's proposed contingency plans allow for a full three weeks to cap any oil blowout. That would allow Shell sufficient time to ship necessary capping equipment from Norway, rather than have it on standby here in Nova Scotia. But many believe 21 days is too much time and that oil spill damage should be contained much quicker. Final…
BP to explore drilling options off South Australian coast five years after Deepwater Horizon disaster
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:55 Written by
Smoke billows from the explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico in June 2010. The explosion killed 11 people, and the resulting oil spill was disastrous. Picture: Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg Source: Supplied THE Deepwater Horizon oil spill was one of the world’s worst environmental disasters.
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