The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management have released a draft plan to restore common loons and other birds that were killed and injured by the 2003 Bouchard Barge 120 oil spill in Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The plan is available for public comment through October 31, 2019.
Comments Sought on Maine Gulf-Chevron Draft Restoration Plan, Proposed Fish Passage Projects
NOAA and the other Gulf-Chevron Terminal Facility case Trustees released a draft restoration plan proposing projects to restore areas affected by multiple oil spills at the site in Maine. The proposed projects will improve river ecosystem habitats in the Penobscot River watershed for a wide variety of fish and wildlife using or migrating through areas affected by the spills.
Comments Welcomed on Cooper River/M/V Everreach Draft Restoration Plan for Recreational Uses
The Cooper River/M/V Everreach oil spill Trustees released the Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for Recreational Uses for public comment through July 27, 2019. The draft plan includes 2 preferred project alternatives to compensate for recreational fishing losses due to the 2002 spill.
Two Partners Recommended for Funding to Restore Habitat From Oil and Hazardous Waste Spills
NOAA Fisheries announced recommendations for two, new five-year cooperative agreements under the Damage Assessment, Remediation and Restoration Program, which restores natural resources after disasters like oil spills or releases of hazardous waste.
Story Map: Oil Spill Response and Assessment Guidelines for Sea Turtles
During an oil spill important decisions need to be made fast, so it is critical that experts are equipped with the tools they need to consider all types of marine resources.
This is especially important when it comes to protected species like sea turtles.
Comments Welcomed on Deepwater Horizon Open Ocean Draft Restoration Plan
Story Map: The Spills Behind the Oil Pollution Act
Thirty years ago on March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred. It was America's largest oil spill at the time, and is largely credited with the passage of the Oil Pollution Act.
But it was not the only big spill of 1989. Between June 23 and 24, three different oil tankers accidentally poured their cargo into U.S. coastal waters.
Deepwater Horizon Open Ocean Restoration Plan 1 Finalized
The Deepwater Horizon Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group has approved its Final Restoration Plan 1 a