Gulf Ship Tour

Gulf Ship Tour, what we learned:

We embarked on a three-month expedition to support independent research into the impacts of the Gulf oil disaster. Join us as we present highlights from the tour, take your questions and let you know what we're doing next.

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We traveled throughout the Gulf, bringing independent research scientists on board to examine various aspects of oil spill impacts. Whether by ship, helicopter or even by submarine, see where we went and what we saw by selecting layers to view on the map below. View our ship's route, blogs, images, videos and tweets by selecting the checkmark next to the layer name. Then click on the icon to view content or on the ship route's path to learn more about that leg of the tour.

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Photos: Duke Oil Spill on the Ohio River

Blog by Kate Melges | August 20, 2014

Monday night Duke Energy spilled about 5,000 gallons of diesel during a “routine fuel transfer” into the Ohio River at the W.C Beckjord Power Station in New Richmond, Ohio. The coal plant lies a little under 20 miles to the east of Cincinnati...

Duke Energy Spills Oil into Ohio River

Blog by Kate Melges | August 19, 2014

Last night, Duke Energy was responsible for yet another spill into a river. During a fuel transfer at the Beckjord Power Plant, about 5,000 gallon of oil spewed into the Ohio River. The most alarming part about this spill is that it occurred...

How long did the North Dakota oil spill remain undetected?

Blog by Joe Smyth | October 15, 2013

20,600 barrels of crude oil spilled from a six inch pipeline owned and operated by Tesoro Logistics, according to the company, spreading over 7 acres of a North Dakota wheat field until a farmer discovered it on September 29. But … Continue...

Three years after BP’s Gulf oil spill, there is still more to know

Blog by Claudette Juska | April 19, 2013

Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. And while I wish it was a distant memory, I’ve been thinking about it all too much lately. The recent Exxon tar sands pipeline spill … Continue reading →

Rena 'ghost birds' appear in Auckland

Blog by Steve Abel | December 12, 2011 3 comments

This morning 150 original ‘oil prints’ made with a little blue penguin killed by the Rena disaster appeared along Auckland’s Khyber Pass Road. The prints are accompanied by the message ‘Rena did this. Deep sea oil drilling could be...

President Obama Risks the Arctic and His Voter Base

Blog by Phil Radford | December 6, 2011

Earlier today, President Obama's staff held a hearing on their proposed 5 year oil leasing plan. A plan that would  open up drilling in the Arctic. I was there with Cindy Shogan of Alaska Wilderness League , rallying people to urge...

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