BP spill nears somber record
~Vents designed to collect oily water, bottom right, are seen on the port side near the bow of the "A Whale" skimmer, billed as the world's largest oil skimming vessel, which is anchored on the Mississippi River in Boothville on Wednesday.
Dispersant's effects on wildlife vary little among brands, EPA finds ---but says more study needed
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Researchers find evidence of oil spill in Gulf's food chain~Hat Tweet~kareng
Delegation from oil-afflicted Amazon visits Louisiana tribes hit by BP disaster~Facing South
White House oil spill commission to hold first meeting in New Orleans on July 12-13
The steering committee of the Green Collaborative, a group of over 65 organizations and businesses has agreed on the attached Declaration of Energy Independence. This statement represents widely held views on the energy and conservation issues, but it calls for much greater urgency in pursuing renewable energy sources and technology. As urgent as the need to clean up the Gulf, get our fishers, oil industry and other members of our economy and community working again, we feel this is a moment of opportunity not to be missed in urging our nation forward towards the true energy independence that is essential to maintaining the fundamental rights upon which our founding fathers built this nation.
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We have planned a public announcement of the Declaration on Friday, July 2nd at 12pm, at the City Park Casino on the second floor.
This space, used often for citizens' meetings, has plenty of easy parking around it, and will serve as a perfect, green background for our event. (It is the building where you have been going for ice cream and hot dogs for years.)
Please let us know as soon as possible if you and, or your organization will sign the Declaration, and if you can attend the announcement event. If you cannot attend, we ask you to write your signature, and note your organizational affiliation if there is one, on a white piece of paper, scan it, and send it to us electronically. Alternatively, you may drop off your signature for our artist at 2326 Esplanade Avenue, between Rocheblave and Tonti Streets. (Two story white house with a balcony, palms and sculptures in front.)
We look forward to working with you on seeking additional signatores as we approach, and after the announcement. Please feel free to circulate the Declaration to your members, or other citizens or organizations that may want to join us in this call for speeding our pursuit of renewable energy sources and technology.
If you have any questions regarding the Declaration, please feel free to contact our office at 504.525.2121, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use YouTube to Question BP NOW ~Gulf Restoration Network
Are We Slabbed Yet?
Hired BP Muscle Still Blocking Access; ACLU Weighs In
BP quickly contains lawsuits
~The New Orleans Levee
~The growing slick of lawsuits seeping toward BP since “that whole Deepwater Horizon thing” is being effectively contained, a company spokesperson insists. A 560,000-foot boom of BP lawyers quickly surrounded the company’s headquarters after the disaster began in a desperate effort to protect the company’s fiscal environment, BP spokesperson Cassius McFarlow assured reporters.
59 Days to Year 5:
A Photographic Journey~NOLAFemmes
How's Your House by Ian Hunter (Song at NOMRF.org)
Hello, It’s Me~Bayou Creole
New Orleans to host major volunteer conference in 2011
Chef Susan Spicer says oil spill lawsuit anticipates eventual impact on restaurateurs~Brett Anderson
Brass & Bagpipes~Chris Rose, Gambit
Gulf Coast Benefit Concerts July 1st ---Coast to Coast!
~HealthyGulf #RockTheSpill with @GulfBenefit on July 1st at a venue near you! http://bit.ly/gulfbenefit #oilspill #gulf #bp