Environment

Gulf Oil Spill
5:17 pm
Fri June 25, 2010

Governor Jindal Wants BP's Evacuation Plans

New Orleans, La. – Governor Jindal says BP has yet to provide details of how it would move clean-up crews away from the oil spilling into four states.

"One of the things they've asked them to do is to commit about the specific evacuation staging areas, where they'll go and locate. Earlier we'd them for their plan. It wasn't adequate. We've asked them to update it."

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:25 pm
Thu June 24, 2010

Jindal Pushes SBA to Approve More Loans

New Orleans, La. – Governor Jindal says the SBA is using normal credit checks to determine if a business can repay a loan. But he says the BP claims process is blocking their loan applications.

"Those small businesses that have legitimate claims from BP can use those future claims as collateral against their loan obligations so they can pay their bills today."

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Gulf Oil Spill
11:39 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

Health professionals meet in New Orleans about spill

New Orleans, LA – Scores of health professionals from across the US and beyond convened yesterday in New Orleans at the Hotel Monteleone for a 2-day workshop on the human health effects of the Gulf oil disaster. Zoe Sullivan was there for WWNO and files this report.


Gulf Oil Spill
6:48 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

Governor Jindal Pleads for Sand Barrier Project to Continue

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:09 pm
Tue June 22, 2010

Industry Concerns on New-Drilling Ban Continue Through Appeal Process

New Orleans, La. – The judge sided with the supply companies' argument that the Interior Department's six-month ban on new drilling was an arbitrary reaction to BP's disastrous well explosion. They said there's no reason to believe other wells pose an immediate threat.
Eric Smith of the Tulane Energy Institute says the industry's economic concerns won't be settled until the case is decided.

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:41 pm
Tue June 22, 2010

Environmental Groups Plan Appeal for Drilling Ban

New Orleans, La. – Catherine Wannamaker of the Southern Environmental Law Center in Atlanta, Georgia, says the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is evidence of what is not known about the drilling industry.

"There's systemic risk that we didn't know about before and we're only learning now how we might be able to prevent those and to adequately respond if we do have a blowout, which we haven't been able to do to this disaster."

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Gulf Oil Spill
3:28 pm
Tue June 22, 2010

Federal Judge Lifts Ban on Deepwater Exploratory Drilling

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:40 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

St. Bernard Project Expanding to Help Fishing Community

New Orleans, La. – St. Bernard Project Director Zack Rosenburg says the group has a four-part plan to not only get residents back in their homes, but to also make sure they're financially stable and emotionally healthy. A mental health and wellness clinic is expanding. Peer-to-peer counseling is being arranged. Outreach workers are being hired from the community, and a hiring program is starting for idle fishermen to build homes still needed after Hurricane Katrina.

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:39 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

Landrieu Takes Mayors on Tour of Barataria Bay Clean-up

New Orleans, La. – Landrieu took the mayors from cities throughout the country on a boat tour of clean-up operations in marsh areas fouled by oil.

"It appears as though we've turned the corner. BP and the Coast Guard were working very well together. There were 200 vessels that were working in Barataria Bay skimming oil, keeping it from the shores. However, we have a very, very long way to go."

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Gulf Oil Spill
11:15 am
Sun June 20, 2010

Gulf Coast Beaches Struggling With Oil Coming Ashore

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