Posts Tagged “tourism”

Red Sea oil slick makes landfall north of marine reserve

Originally published in the Egyptian Independent. By James Purtill A 300-meter crude oil slick discovered by ecologists last week has washed up on 20 km of the western Sinai shoreline north of Sharm el-Sheikh. Samples have been delivered to a Cairo laboratory where the oil will be analyzed to determine the parties responsible. The slick […]

St. Eustatius: How ‘Green’ is the Golden Rock?

Part III of a multi-part series originally published on Ecology.com. By Betsy Crowfoot Even as St. Eustatius (Statia) was putting the final touches on its Spatial Development Plan last spring, NuStar Energy LLP was forging ahead with preparations for a second oil terminal on the small central-Caribbean Island. Already the Fortune 500 company has more […]

St. Eustatius Residents Fear Losing Their Island to Expanded Oil Terminal

Part II of a multi-part series, published at Ecology.com By Betsy Crowfoot ORANJESTAD, SE – Kenneth Cuvalay, Coordinator of the St. Eustatius Awareness and Development (SEAD) Movement, sat at a restaurant along St. Eustatius’ (Statia) historic waterfront with several opponents of NuStar Energy’s proposed oil terminal expansion. The informal gathering took place at a spot where […]

The Spill Seekers: Sailing into the Gulf after the BP oil spill

Originally published on Outside.com In the aftermath of the Big Leak, the author wrangles a skipper, a conservationist, and the real Forrest Gump to hoist canvas and sail into the mess that is the Gulf of Mexico. But here’s the crazy part: While stewing in America’s worst environmental disaster, he has a hulluva lot of […]

Can they really Fix BP’s Big Fix?

Originally published on Triple Pundit. By Carol Pierson Holding BP is putting a lot of money behind a TV commercial that opens with “This was the Gulf’s best tourism season in years.” In the sixty-second spot, businesses in Gulf cities like New Orleans and Panama City Florida invite tourists to come back. The ad is gorgeously filmed. Sparkling […]

Post-spill, Republican candidates, voters view drilling differently

Originally published by Tallahassee Times. By Kimberly Blair, Pensacola News Before black, gooey, and stinking crude oil from the BP rig explosion in the western Gulf of Mexico washed up on the beaches of Florida’s Panhandle last year, residents seemed only mildly concerned about expanding drilling for natural gas or oil in federal Gulf waters. At […]