RestoreTheGulf.gov is New Oil Spill Info Hub

The Obama administration has launched a new website to provide a centralized hub for information and resources about oil spill response and recovery.   RestoreTheGulf.gov, maintained by Unified Area Command’s Joint Information Center, provides operational updates, news and data about the efforts across the administration to stop the BP oil leak and respond to its impact on the environment.  Eventually, the new site will replace the current official site for the response effort. In the meantime, information will be updated on both sites  concurrently.

On the new site as on the old, people can find information for filing claims and the status of existing claims for damages and costs incurred due to the spill.  In addition to offering information about BP claims, people can also use the site to find out about other federal, state and local assistance, as well as how they can get help from private sources. It also provides information about long-term plans for economic and environmental restoration in the Gulf Coast region.

For people interested in volunteering with continued clean-up efforts in the region, the site lists opportunities about how to get involved. It also lets people know how to report endangered wildlife or other concerns stemming from the disaster.

Finally, the site also breaks down details of current response operations by region, drilling down into specific states and localities on an interactive map.

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