Latest news: February 24, 2012

“Because My Pa Pa Works There”
By Irit Tamer, OxFam. Feb. 23, 2012.
“As Mardi Gras wraps up in New Orleans, it is a pivotal moment for the Gulf region. On February 27th, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill trial is set to begin and may be the largest litigation in environmental history. The trial could result in BP having to pay billions of dollars in fines and damages for their negligence in the oil spill that left thousands without livelihoods that were dependent on the Gulf ecosystems. But none of that money will go to the Gulf region unless Congress passes legislation to do so…” (Read more)

First Step To Create Fund For Gulf Coast Restoration
By Gina-Marie Cheeseman, Care2. Feb. 23, 2012.
“It will be two years in April since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the Louisiana Gulf Coast. A federal case, which is really hundreds of combined lawsuits, is scheduled to start on February 27 in New Orleans. Given the upcoming anniversary and the pending court case, it’s only fitting that last week the House voted to include the RESTORE amendment to the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, better known as the transportation bill…” (Read more)