BP Oil Spill Response: New Web Site Pools Government Agency Response Updates
Government agencies responding to the BP oil spill have launched www.RestoreTheGulf.gov, a one-stop resource for news, data, and operational updates related to the administration-wide efforts to stop the BP oil leak and restore the Gulf Coast. You can find the latest information, view details about current operations, and see how the spill is impacting specific states, and localities.
In addition to this Web site, we are now using two tools to help you access our data on environmental conditions in the Gulf, including air, water, sediment, and oily waste. Find out more about Socrata and Google Earth in our Greenversations blog.
Over the July 4th holiday weekend, Administrator Jackson traveled to the Gulf Coast, where she met with residents and community leaders in New Orleans, LA and toured lab operations and cleanup efforts in Pensacola, FL.
While in New Orleans, Administrator Jackson took part in a town hall forum on expanding the conversation on environmentalism with Essence editor Angela Burt Murray. Administrator Jackson discussed the legacy of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, spoke about the response to the Deepwater BP oil spill, and emphasized the importance of involving every community in the long-term recovery.
Want to volunteer for the cleanup effort? Have a suggestion? Visit www.RestoreTheGulf.gov to get involved and help with the oil spill response efforts.
To get the latest updates on Administrator Jackson's work, follow her on Facebook and Twitter, or visit our oil spill website: www.epa.gov/bpspill.