BP Oil Disaster: Resources and Benefit Events

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Published on: May 6th, 2010


Oiled brown pelican, photo by Alan Wilson
Oiled brown pelican, photo by Alan Wilson

On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig (leased by British Petroleum) set off an historic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, just off the Louisiana coast. While BP and government cleanup efforts are ongoing, many musicians, artists, organizations, and businesses are doing their part to help out.

A year later, it is still not clear how much oil remains in the Gulf and when it will actually recover. Gulf seafood has returned to our favorite restaurants, but this does not mean that the disaster for the Gulf, its wildlife, its fisherman and people is over.

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One Year Later: Local News


• NOLA.com archive
• Gambit Weekly "Big Problems: One year later"
• FOX 8 archive
• ABC26 archive


Online Resources: More Ways to Help

Gulf Relief Foundation (Gulf Aid)
Gulf Restoration Network
Gulf Future

NEW! "BP Blues" by Drew Landry. 75% of the proceeds from the sales of this song will benefit SaveOurGulf.org.
"Nobody Knows Nothin'", a song written by John Boutté, Bill Lynn, and Paul Sanchez featuring Boutté, Sanchez, Lynn, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Craig Klein, Margie Perez and Susan Cowsill. Proceeds benefit GulfAid.org.
"It Ain't My Fault" video or song, featuring the Gulf Aid Allstars (Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mos Def, Lenny Kravitz, Trombone Shorty & Tim Robbins). Proceeds benefit GulfAid.org.



Get Assistance
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Greater New Orleans 2-1-1 Hotline

NEW! "Sorry Ain't Enough NoMore" music videofeaturing Shamarr Allen, Dee-1, and Paul Sanchez
• This impassioned plea from local fishermen:  


My name is Dearled Knotts i live in San Diego,CA and i was one of the Engineers who created these suppresser systems. I have an easy and logical way of stopping this oil leak, seriously... I have made over 300 phone calls to try to get in contact with someone to tell my plan to. All i need is a minute to explain what i can do. This is a dummy proof plan and i can also give you easy and effective way to clean up this oil as well. Im very serious and i want to get this stopped before any more damage is done. Please call at (619)267-1450 or (619)723-7561 and (619) 459-4779 Thank you for your time and please call so we can work togather to stop this NOW.

Mike Kobrin's picture

Mr. Knotts, we strongly encourage you to contact local government and BP with your solution. Unfortunately, no one at WWOZ is qualified to vet any possible scientific solutions to this disaster.

dcobiker's picture

No doubt you have been told this before, but the company taking responsibility for the clean up is BP, a name change that took place when a 40% interest was taken by US shareholders. I share US concerns regarding the clean up, but take exception to the constant Brit Bashing by the US President and other Americans. BP has, quite rightly taken responsibility for this accident, which was caused by a US contractor using US equipment.
BP is reported to be clearing compensation claims within 48 hours and has agreed to waive the its right to the legal limit on compensation/clean up costs. It is a financially sound company and will see this through to completion. So please support its efforts and let it pay a dividend, which it can afford, rather than depressing its share price, which helps nobody, particularly US and UK pension funds.

Ron Kingham London England

Valerie The Problem Child Kacprzak's picture

It is a shame about the drop in stock prices for BP. But, that is only natural considering the situation.

No one is against the British, we took care of that about 200 years ago (just joking!).

Seriously, BP has created their own bad reputation.

The oil spill is a travesty that is ruining thousands of peoples lives. Perhaps millions of peoples lives. Not to mention the wildlife, loss of beauty and nature that enriches everyone's lives and the wetlands that protect Louisiana from the fury of nature that is a Hurricane!

There is no amount of money on this planet that could ever make up for what has happened and what has been lost.

To top things off, BP officials, and some other high caste British have opened their mouths to let some unfortunate things escape.

Check this out! Good luck to all those affected by this unprecedented disaster.

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