Congratulations, David…

Congratulations, and thanks much for the continued coverage of the spill and aftermath…

Times-Picayune reporter David Hammer won a national environmental reporting award Monday for his coverage of the BP oil spill. The Society of Environmental Journalists announced the winners of the 2010-2011 Awards for Reporting on the Environment.

Hammer reported on the risky decisions and lax safety practices that led to the April 20, 2010, explosion on the Deepwater Horizon, which killed 11 and unleashed the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Many of the issues his reporting raised were later discussed in the report from the national commission that investigated the spill.

He was named as the outstanding beat reporter in a small market, defined by SEJ as a circulation of less than 200,000.”

Read the article:

Times-Picayune reporter David Hammer wins award for Gulf oil spill coverage

Have a nice day.