US EPA withheld information, and twice during the five-day operation BP cut off the mud pumps for long periods without letting the public know, making statements that left the impression the operation was ongoing.
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The WatchDog's special Gulf oil spill issue includes stories on media access problems, withholding of information by US EPA and misleading statements by BP, mystery dispersant ingredients, BP's new ex-Cheney spokesperson, prohibiting cleanup workers talking to media, and detaining rig survivors till they sign two statements.
"Coal ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, which the federal government is about to start regulating, is sloshing and settling in 10 ponds around Alabama that eventually could store more than 81 million cubic yards of the toxic stuff."
"Law clinics at universities across Louisiana fear a state senator's proposal could force them to close, leaving their impoverished clients without free legal services in cases ranging from child support to water pollution."
Flood victims in some of Nashville's poor neighborhoods are not getting the attention that some country music stars are getting.
An excellent collection of resources about the Gulf of Mexico, including several searchable databases. Una colección vasta de recursos sobre el Golfo de México; incluye bases de datos accesibles sobre: México, Centroamérica y el Caribe, Sureste de Estados Unidos, Suroeste de Estados Unidos (solo en inglés).
"The Cumberland River having reached its crest was little comfort amid fears that receding floodwaters could reveal more victims of deadly storms that swamped much of middle Tennessee."
Dept. of Interior/US Fish and Wildlife Service awards $12 million for construction of docks, boat slips, and other recreational boating facilities at 13 locations in 10 states.
Bat losses can have major impacts on ecosystems, as they routinely consume large quantities of insects and themselves provide food and nutrients for other plants and animals. There also are economic impacts as caves close to recreational use, in an effort to combat the spread of the disease.