Government launches RestoreTheGulf.gov

The federal government created a new website to provide information about the oil crisis and announced plans to phase out the current disaster response site.

The federal government created a new website to provide information about the oil crisis and announced plans to phase out the current disaster response site.

While BP and Transocean were both involved in the Deepwater Horizon Response website, neither company is listed as a contributor to the new site, www.RestoreTheGulf.gov. A spokesperson at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), one of the federal agencies involved in the response, declined to comment.

Admiral Thad Allen said in a statement that: “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."

The release calls the new website a "one-stop repository" for news, data, and updates about the government response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

PRWeek broke the news last month that Ogilvy PR Worldwide had been hired to provide social media counsel for BP, including the online platforms managed by the Deepwater Horizon Response team.

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