Click into this story to find links to stories that covered part of the Oct. 5 panel on the “Future of the Gulf Coast” offered by the Oxford American magazine at the National Archives in Washington.
Center for a Better South President Andy Brack will moderate a panel Oct. 5 that considers “The Future of the Gulf Coast.”
Huffington Post published the following commentary Sept. 29, 2010, by the Center for a Better South’s Andy Brack.
SEPT. 8, 2010 — The Center for a Better South today released a major report packed with a dozen big ideas for restoration and transformation of the Gulf coast.
Today marks the 100th photograph posted to our BetterGulf.org photo blog that tells stories in pictures about what’s happening along the Gulf of Mexico following the big April Deepwater Horizon well disaster.
Florida Wildlife Federation President Manley Fuller discusses the importance of today’s special legislative session on the drilling of oil off the state’s coast. View:
GulfSpillClips.com offers more than 100 stories a day on what’s happening involving the Gulf disaster.
JULY 1, 2010 — With oil still spewing into the Gulf after 10 weeks, Americans are becoming increasingly frustrated. How in the world can people in the richest and most technologically inventive country in the world still not get the doggone gusher under control?
At a June 28 TED conference in Washington, presenters developed a number of ideas related to the oil disaster. The Atlantic offers a look at five big ideas from the conference.
Florida Wildlife Federation Executive Director Manley Fuller appeared on the public affairs show, “Facing Florida” to discuss how his organization wants to ban offshore drilling in Florida waters.
More images from the June 26 Hands Across the Sands events across the world.
“How can we help? We are a nation that springs into action when disaster strikes. We offer food to the hungry, build shelter for the homeless, send medical aid to the injured, raise prayers for the lost. But in this case we are paralyzed. We cannot stop the leak. We cannot make the hurt go away. What we can do, however, is raise awareness like a battle flag.”
Locally and across the country, people are frustrated that things are moving so slowly. They don’t know how to get out of the Groundhog Day-like water torture of oil — the slow, constant landfall of everything from tarballs and goo-covered detritus to oily seaweed and occasional globs of muck.
A photo essay of people dealing with the Gulf spill on June 5, 2010.
JUNE 3, 2010 — A new computer model by a Colorado research group supported by the National Science Foundation shows oil from the Gulf spill likely will be pushed by currents into the Atlantic.
Almost one-third of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico are closed to recreational and commercial fishing because of the April oil spill, the Associated Press reported June 1.
This federal map of the areas where fishing is not allowed mimics the Florida peninsula — and is only about 120 miles west of Tampa. More: NOAA.