Tag: Gulf Coast

Setting the Record Straight on Gas Prices

As Americans face rising gas prices, Republicans are spouting talking points assigning blame to President Obama, instead of taking action against Wall Street speculators who are driving up the cost of oil, hurting consumers, and potentially damaging our economic recovery. Bart Chilton,… Continue

National Oil Spill Commission Report

Today, the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling released their report on steps the federal government and the oil industry should take to prevent similar disasters in the future. In the 111th Congress, the House passed… Continue

We Commit to Complete the Work of Recovery

Five years ago, America watched Hurricane Katrina tear through homes, communities, and neighborhoods across the Gulf Coast. This natural disaster decimated New Orleans and other cities and towns, destroyed buildings, and displaced local families. When the levees fell, a human tragedy emerged… Continue

Legislative Action on the BP Oil Spill

Last Friday, the House passed a sweeping package of offshore drilling reforms as part of the response to the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Congress continues to move forward with a full inquiry into the disastrous BP oil spill… Continue

House Passes Two Oil Spill R&D Bills

Today, the House passed two bills in response to the disastrous BP oil spill. The first bill, the Oil Pollution Research and Development Program Reauthorization (H.R. 2693), will strengthen research, development, and demonstration of innovative tools, methods, and technologies for oil spill… Continue


The Administration launched a new website, RestoreTheGulf.gov, to be a central location for news and information on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the ongoing response and recovery efforts. National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen explains: We are committed to providing… Continue

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