Meter Reading: Gulf Opened for More Drilling, the Death of a Nat Gas Town, Saving Sea Turtles and More!
More of Gulf of Mexico to Open for Drilling Oil and Natural Gas – “The Obama administration has announced plans to to expand drilling activities in the Gulf of Mexico, even as lingering effects of the disastrous 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are still felt along parts of the Texas coastline.” The Texas Tribune
Western Colorado Struggles as Energy Jobs Fade – “Officials said that four years ago, there were about 115 drilling rigs boring into the sandstone and shale formations around northwestern Colorado. Now, there are about 16.” New York Times
Kemp’s ridley research at national seashore examines effects of 2010 Gulf oil spill on sea turtle – “About 1,150 sea turtles were collected in the spill area within the first six months. Of the more than 600 turtles found dead, nearly 500 were Kemp’s ridleys.” Corpus Christi Caller-Times
BP to settle spill-related gender bias case – “BP and some of its contractors will pay $5.4 million to settle a federal investigation of allegations that women were denied jobs cleaning up after the 2010 oil spill because of their gender.” Houston Chronicle