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New Report Reflects on BP Oil Spill Restoration Efforts 14 years later

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WASHINGTON (GRAY DC) - A new report about the BP oil spill restoration efforts was unveiled Monday at the National Press Club in Washington. The reporter found that the restoration funding has been slow to get to several Gulf Coast communities. "There's an enormous amount of criticism about the...

New Report Aims to Streamline Process of Obtaining BP Oil Spill Funds

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Pensacola, Fla. -- 13 years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill flooded the Gulf of Mexico with oil, damaging coastal communities and ecosystems, it is still paying up. The spill led to the biggest environmental settlement ever: $20 billion. Florida's Triump Gulf Coast board was appointed to approve and oversee...

Deepwater Horizon Halftime Report at the National Press Club

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The Deepwater Horizon Coastal Restoration Halftime Report is the topic of an event Monday, February 12 at 10 am to 11 am, Bloomberg Room. Tim Richardson will host the event releasing a 150-page report on Deepwater Horizon grants made to Gulf Coast states, counties, parishes and NGOs. The Deepwater...

PMAR Set to Distribute Billions of Oysters Across Texas Coast 

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The nonprofit organization Palacios Marine Agriculture Research is gearing up to distribute 15 billion oysters to the Texas coast by 2025. The organization, established by the Ed Rachal Foundation, is dedicated to restoring oysters on the Texas coast. An investment that may total more than $15 million is aimed...

A Reader's Guide to the RESTORE Act

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On June 28, the House of Representatives voted 373-52 to pass the Transportation Bill. H.R. 4348 assures current federal highway and transportation infrastructure project funding and authorizes those programs until the end of fiscal year 2014. The looming June 30 threat of the cut-off of highway funding...

Tim Richardson Named to BSI Board

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White Bear Lake, MN – Tim Richardson, Director of Government Affairs for Wildlife Forever, has been named the newest member of the Boreal Songbird Initiative Board. The Boreal Songbird Initiative (BSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and outreach about the importance of the North...

Local Counties Vie for BP Funds

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As BP heads into the third week of a civil trial in which U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier will assess Clean Water Act fines pertaining to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, Jefferson and Orange counties, along with their partners in the Chenier Plain Alliance, are poised to battle for their portions...

Renewing My Appreciation for Conservation & Nature

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Recently I was blessed to make a pilgrimage to Alaska for the first time. At the request of Tim Richardson, I was finally able to put this trip on my calendar. Tim and I had been in discussions about this trip for the past two years but could never seem to synchronize our calendars. Tim is a unique fellow. He is a...

Congressional Sportsmen Foundation

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August recess -- a great time of the year, whether you're a Member of Congress or just a regular "worker-bee" in Washington. This past August found me in an airplane with Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge manager Jay Ballenger over-flying one of the most spectacular places in the world. Mountain goats adorned...

Fair Chase Kodiak

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American Sportsmen and the Origins of Conservation by John F. Reiger deems Afognak to be the first federal wildlife refuge and the first federal “wilderness area.” This historic land withdrawal in the Alaska Territory for forests, salmon, marine mammals and birds remained intact until 1908 when President...

Marine News - Mississippi River

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MarineNews delivers again its "CEO Six Pack," an annual ritual whereby we query leaders from diverse sectors of the marine and related industries to gauge the issues that will drive the industry for the year to come. Last year at this time we were reporting on a labor shortage in the industry, What are we talking...

Charlie Wilson

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Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson (D-Lufkin) has called upon the 90-member Congressional Sportsmans Caucus to adopt an issue this year., the preservation of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge on Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska. In a letter to the caucus Wilson noted the role sportsmen and...

Media Examples

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Wild About Bears: Giant Carnivores of Kodiak. First comes a spring salad of grasses, roots, and tender cow parsnips. Then an appetizer, some deliciously rotten whale or seal carcasses. As spring ripens to summer, time to go fishing (above) for the main course: stream-fresh, roe-packed salmon. With berries for...

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