and Background Information
the Economic Impacts of Gas Exploration and Development in Mississippi
prepared by EcoNorthwest, May 24, 2005.
and Analysis of Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority’s
Proposed Rules and Regulations Governing Geophysical, Seismic
or Other Type Exploration on State-Owned Lands,
prepared by H.C. Clark, Ph.D., Consulting Geologist, May 24, 2004.
Block Maps - These maps are extracted from the Mississippi
Office of Geology web site - http://geology.deq.state.ms.us/coastal/infomaps-leaseblock.htm. They
show the close proximity to the barrier islands of lease blocks
intended for lease.
presentation used by GIC in the MDA hearing on 5/27/05 in
April 26, 2005 - Microsoft Word .doc file, left
click to open, right click to save to your computer.
action to protect the GINS by Reilly Morse. (You'll
need the free Quicktime video player.)
PDF summary version
Club Position Paper on Drilling in the GINS. Position
paper in Word
doc file format.
Mississippi’s National Park Deserves Protection from Offshore
Oil and Gas Development, Louie Miller, State Director of Mississippi
Pay Back Campaign Contributions by Backing Offshore Drilling, Summer 2004 edition of the Mississippi Sierran
Blessey's letter to Leland Speed, 4/29/05, calling for a
hearing on the coast regarding offshore oil and gas drilling. Mr. Blessey is former mayor of Biloxi. Mr.
Speed is the Executive Director of the Mississippi Development
Senate Bill 2853 moved control of offshore oil and gas leasing
from DMR to the MDA
6033 of the appropriations bill authorizing
exploration and drilling in the GINS (pdf file)
Oil Drilling Again Threatens the Mississippi
Sound, but GIC, Sierra Club Plan to Take Action--Get involved!
Statement by Dr.
Donald Bradburn on Drilling
in the GINS
24, Jackson Free Press - Coast Park Open to Drilling?
24, Sun Herald - Drilling foes driving home their point
24, Sun Herald - Drilling foes to Barbour Put it
in special session
21, WLOX - Coalition Fights Island Rigs (with video link)
21, Mississippi Press Editorial - The Pelican Lesson
21, Mississippi Press - Coalition Forms to Fight
Drilling off Barrier Islands
21, Mississippi Press - Offshore drilling proposals
get drilled by local opposition
21, Sun Herald - Coalition Asking Senators for
Help June 21, Sun Herald - Council Passes Anti-Drilling
20, Lakeland, FL Ledger - Drilling Gets Closer
17 - Sun Herald - Rockco: Are rigs worth risk?
16 - Sun Herald - Dirty Birds, Oil
Spill Soaks Pelican Refuge. Crude
oil spill hits Breton National Wildlife Refuge
15 - Mississippi Press Editorial - Digging Deeper
14 - Sun Herald - Officials Emphasize Stand on Drilling
14 - Mississippi Press - County Supervisors Say 'No'
to Offshore Drilling
12 - Mississippi Press Editorial - Where are our leaders?
11 - Sun Herald - Outrage, outcry can halt drills,
9 - Sun Herald editorial - Underwater and Underhanded
(from June 4 Herald Tribune)
7 - Mississippi Press editorial - Big Government
- - The World is Watching
4 - Herald Tribune editorial - Underwater
2 - Mississippi Press letter to the editor -
Drilling issue demands less, not more secrecy, Louis Skrmetta
2 - St. Louis Post Dispatch - Plundering
1 - Manchester Guardian (UK) "...the
war over the Gulf Islands National Seashore has only just
1 - Mississippi Press Letters to the Editor. Letter
31 - Los Angeles Times - Feature article (no longer available
31 - Mississippi Press - Letter to the Editor
30 - Sun Herald - MDA meeting to set offshore drilling
28 - Clarion Ledger
24 - Mississippi Press
24 - Sun Herald
22 - Sun Herald