Galveston Bay Oil Spill 3/22/2014 - Local Activities and News Coverage
Please find below information on activities taking place by the community at large in response to the recent oil spill in Galveston Bay and information on where to direct volunteers and others interested in responding to the oil spill.
Galveston Bay Foundation to Serve as Volunteer Management Organization for Oil Spill in Galveston Bay
Under the terms of a pre-existing Memorandum of Agreement with the Coast Guard and the General Land Office, the Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) will serve as the Volunteer Management Organization in response to the oil spill in Galveston Bay that took place on Saturday, March 22, 2014. A GBF representative is currently at incident command working with the incident command team.
Individual volunteers have not yet been activated by incident command, but persons who are interested in serving as volunteers should they be needed may sign up now by visitinghttps://www.piersystem.com/go/mailinglist/4703/. Volunteer tasks may include administrative/clerical duties, basic needs and logistics, technical and medical needs, pre-impact beach cleanup and surveillance, basic construction, plumbing, and electrical work, etc.National News CoverageLA Times - Discusses wildlife impacts as well as impact to Port of Houstonhttp://www.latimes.com/topic/environmental-issues/environmental-pollution/water-pollution/gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill-(2010)-EVHST0000243.topicReuters - Oil spill cleanup efforts continue off Texas Gulf shoreBoston Herald - 'Significant' oil spill closes US ship channelTime – Crews Try to Contain Oil Spill in Galveston BayWashington Post - Oil spill cleanup impedes major Texas ship channelhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/national/energy-environment/galveston-bay-oil-spill-threatens-bird-migration/2014/03/23/74278586-b243-11e3-b8b3-44b1d1cd4c1f_story.htmlLocal News CoverageKHOU - Houston Ship Channel Oil spill could impact tens of thousands of birdsHouston Business Journal – Houston Ship Channel Blocked after weekend oil spillhttp://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2014/03/houston-ship-channel-blocked-after-weekend-oil.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_national+%28Bizjournals+National+Feed%29Guidry News - Progress continued throughout the day Sunday in response to a bunker fuel spill in the Houston Ship Channel that resulted in the release of approximately 168,000 gallons of product. - See more at: http://www.guidrynews.com/story.aspx?id=1000059753Houston Chronicle - Spill comes at 'worst time' for wildlife in Galveston Bay