References/Other Potential Areas of Research

The following is a list of resources that I have used in creating this website (all were used in my paper,
but not all were specifically cited on this webpage):
1. Andree, Mike. Class Presentation: Subsidence (From Dickinson College ES 406 2005 Spring Semester Senior Seminar)

2. Clinton, William J. Executive Order: Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Popuations and Low-Income Populations. February 11, 1994. Available online at:

3. Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire Service. Shell Partners with The America’s WETLAND Campaign and the State of Louisiana to Support ‘Eco-Cultural’ Tourism Initiative. October 26, 2004.
Available online at:

4. Environment, Health and Safety Online. Everything You Need to Know About Spills. EHSO website, updated April 5, 2005. Available online at:

5. Exxon Mobil Corporation. Exxon Mobil Corporation 2003 Donations. Available online at:

6. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council. Oil Spill Facts> Questions and Answers. EVOSTC 2005. Available online at:

7. The Foundations Center. Shell Oil Company Foundation Gives $3 Million to Louisiana Wetlands Campaign. August 29, 2002. Available online at:

8. Kelley, Joseph T., et. Al. Living with the Louisiana Shore. Duke University Press: Durham, NC 1984.

9. Key, Marcus. GEOL 202: Energy Resources Class Notes, Spring Semester 2005, Dickinson College.

10. Koeppel, Barbara. “Cancer Alley Louisiana”. The Nation v. 269, no 15. 1999.

11. LA Coast. WDRA Funding: A Crucial Step in Saving Louisiana’s Coast. LA Coast 2000. Available online at:

12. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. The Louisiana Environmental Leadership Pollution Partnership Program. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality; last updated July 30, 2002. Available online at:

13. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. Environmental Leadership Program. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality 2005. Available online at:

14. Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association. Historical Highlights for the LA Oil and Gas Industry: A Remarkable Past—An Exciting Future. LMOGA 2005. Available online at:

15. Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association. LA Oil and Gas Industry Overview. LMOGA 2005. Available online at:

16. Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office. Protecting Louisiana’s Citizens and Environment from the Effects of Oil Spills. LOSCO 2005. Available online at:

17. Louisiana Oil Spill Prevention Act 2001. Available Online at:

18. Minerals Management Service. History of the Offshore Oil and Gas Development in Louisiana. MMS 2005. Available online at:

19. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Legislation: National Marine Sanctuaries Act. NOAA 2002. Available online at:

20. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. About the DARP. NOAA 2004. Available online at:

21. Pulsipher, Allan G.; Tootle, Deborah; Pincomb, Richard. Economic and social consequences of the oil spill in Lake Barre, Louisiana. U.S.Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Serice, Resource Evaluation, 1997.

22. Royal Dutch/ Shell Oil website.2005. Available online at:

23. Scher Zagier, Alan. Deep Trouble: Louisiana’s Oil Legacy. Naples Daily News. October 1, 2003. Available online at:

24. Tidwell, Mike. Bayou Farewell. 2003, Vintage Books: New York.

25. United States Department of Justice. Shell Oil Company Agrees to Pay $49 Million for Unauthorized Venting and Flaring of Gas. August 5, 2003. Available online at:

26. United State Environmental Protection Agency. Clean Water Act Overview. U.S. EPA 2004. Available online at:

27. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Finding Answers: Oil Pollution Act. U.S. EPA 2005. Available online at:

28. United States Geological Survey. Wetland Subsidence, Fault Reactivation, and Hydrocarbon Production in the U.S. Gulf Coast Region: USGS Fact Sheet FS-091-01. U.S. GS 2003. Available online at:

29. Wikipedia. Corporate Social Responsibility. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 2005. Available online at:

Other potential areas of research:

Recent cases against oil companies in Louisiana
Case studies of environmental problems in Louisiana (additional)
Work of environmental advocacy groups with or in response to oil companies
Examination of the effectiveness of restoration projects done by oil companies
Assessment of fines for environmental damage in Louisiana
Exploration into connections between government and industry in Louisiana