For everyone concerned about the Gulf Oil spill, there’s now a website where you can check in on the progress being made to fix the pipeline, restore the ecology of the Gulf, and more: RestoreTheGulf.gov.
On the new website, recently established by Obama’s National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen, citizens will find up-to-date news on the oil spill response and state-specific information on cleanup and restoration operations. According to The Huffington Post, RestoreTheGulf.gov also allows users to file claims, report oil on wildlife and beaches, submit suggestions to both BP and the federal government, and find information on volunteering to help with the oil spill response.
This website is in response to a statement made earlier this week by the Department Of Homeland Security that they would be taking control of the central information website for the Gulf oil spill response. The former information portal on the crisis, DeepwaterHorizonResponse.com, run jointly by BP and other organizations, will be phased out in the coming weeks. Admiral Allen said, in a statement, “RestoreTheGulf.gov will provide even greater transparency and openness about the BP oil spill, our historic response, the tools available to assist Gulf Coast communities, and plans for the region’s long-term recovery and restoration.”