New Orleans, La. – Artists from across the Gulf Coast and beyond team up to help communities impacted by BP oil spill with the exhibit, Our Gulf Coast, on view at LeMieux Galleries, 332 Julia Street, through July 24th.
New Orleans, LA – Scores of health professionals from across the US and beyond convened yesterday in New Orleans at the Hotel Monteleone for a 2-day workshop on the human health effects of the Gulf oil disaster. Zoe Sullivan was there for WWNO and files this report.
Buster Holmes World Famous Red Beans and Rice (Serves 6 - 8)
1 lb. red beans 1 lb. smoked ham hock 1 onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped Salt and pepper to taste 2 cloves garlic 1 stick margarine
Pick through beans to remove any rocks. Wash beans and cover with water. Add onion, bell pepper, ham hock and garlic. Cook on slow fire till done (about 2 hours). Add salt, pepper and margarine and cook five minutes. Serve on rice with Louisiana hot sauce and French bread and butter.
New Orleans, La. – The judge sided with the supply companies' argument that the Interior Department's six-month ban on new drilling was an arbitrary reaction to BP's disastrous well explosion. They said there's no reason to believe other wells pose an immediate threat. Eric Smith of the Tulane Energy Institute says the industry's economic concerns won't be settled until the case is decided.
New Orleans, La. – Catherine Wannamaker of the Southern Environmental Law Center in Atlanta, Georgia, says the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is evidence of what is not known about the drilling industry.
"There's systemic risk that we didn't know about before and we're only learning now how we might be able to prevent those and to adequately respond if we do have a blowout, which we haven't been able to do to this disaster."
Paul Slattery has been in the New Orleans area since shortly after Hurricane Katrina. He volunteered for several months with Habitat for Humanity, and helped clear out the homes that were covered in mud and debris. He's been here ever since.