“Stage Two” of the BP Gulf of Mexico Environmental Disaster
24,486 permanent and 3,593 temporarily abandoned wells in the Gulf of Mexico
By Rady Ananda
Since BP’s catastrophic Macondo Blowout in the Gulf of Mexico last year, the Obama Administration has granted nearly 300 new drilling permits  and shirked plans to plug 3,600 of more than 28,000 abandoned wells, which pose significant threats to the severely damaged sea.
Among those granted new permits for drilling in the Gulf, on Friday Obama granted BP permission to explore for oil in the Gulf, allowing it to bid on new leases that will be sold at auction in December.
Posted in Aquaculture, Environment, pollution, Water Rights
Tagged abandoned oil wells, BOEM, bp oil catastrophe, BSEE, fishing industry, Gulf of Mexico, macondo blowout, PA wells, shut-in wells, TA wells
By Renee Feltz
Security officers at BP’s shareholder meeting [on April 14] in London blocked the entrance of a delegation of four fishermen and women from the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast area heavily damaged by last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Among them was Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation fisherwoman from the Texas Gulf Coast. She was there to present BP executives with the Ethecon Black Planet award for companies who represent a danger to the planet.
Wilson is a past recipient of the the group’s Blue Planet Award and author of Diary of an Eco-Outlaw An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth. She confronted BP’s former CEO Tony Hayward when he testified before Congress last June. She told Democracy Now! what happened when she tried to enter the BP meeting.
Posted in Aquaculture
Tagged bp, bp oil catastrophe, Deepwater Horizon oil spill, diane wilson, Diary of an Eco-Outlaw, eco warrior, ecocide, ecoterrorism, gulf coast, shrimpers, tony haward