Dear Ms. Dixey, Thank you for contacting me regarding federal fines resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. I appreciate having the opportunity to know your views on issues of importance to Northwest Florida and our nation. We have passed the two year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; however, the Gulf Coast continues to feel the economic impacts of this event. Florida businesses are struggling, the real estate market has slowed, and individuals are st
Dear Mrs. Dixey, Thank you for contacting me regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, and the impact it continues to have on Florida’s Gulf Coast. I would like to take this opportunity to address your concerns. Since the tragic explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, Florida’s Gulf Coast communities have faced unprecedented challenges. The oil released into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion has caused extensive damage to the marine and wildlife habita
To Whom it May Concern: The proposed settlement with BP doesn’t go nearly far enough to address the health issues that people are suffering from due to the BP oil disaster. People are sick and dying and need immediate medical care, testing, and detox. The chemical test is very expensive and most can’t afford it. The fat in the body must be tested after a certain period of time because the chemicals in a short while move from the blood to the fat. Testing must be a part of thi
An clean-up worker and tourist describe their experiences following the BP Oil Disaster of 2010.
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Fired BP worker files whistleblower suit Walter claims that just last fall, BP was refusing to pick up oiled debris on beaches and islands and then falsely reporting the areas were clean, all in an effort to wrap up its responsibilities early and leave the remaining cleanup to the Coast Guard. Walter claims he was placed on administrative leave on Nov. 9. For the next month, BP interviewed Walter’s co-workers "to come up with pretextual reasons for his termination," then fire
Instead of wasting money on Tourism they should have been paying for restoration of habitats for creatures, people and plants that live along the Gulf Coast. So many things are suffering down here now, but you’ll never hear about the health effects on the lame stream media. Come on down, we’ll fix you up nicely with a case of the BP crud and send you home with a nice souvenir rash to remember us by. “In all, BP has given $150 million to Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Missi
“(Washington, D.C.—July 21, 2011) A coalition of organizations supporting Gulf restoration celebrated news today that a bipartisan coalition of Gulf senators is cosponsoring the RESTORE Gulf Coast States Act. The legislation seeks to ensure that penalties paid by BP and others responsible for last year’s Gulf oil disaster are used to help restore the region’s communities, economies and environments instead of going to unrelated federal spending.” Sean Crowley, Environmental D