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Delta Dispatches: The History of LBPF with Kristi Trail

This week on Delta Dispatches hosts Jacques Hebert and Simone Maloz sit down with the executive director of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF), Kirsti Trail! They talk about the history of LBPF, saving the lake, and what the organization does for coastal Louisiana. Later in the show, Erin Brown of Vanishing Paradise stops by to talk about her busy week in the Sportsman’s Paradise.   Listen Now:

New Study Says BP Oil Spill Accelerated Louisiana Marsh Loss

12.08.2016 | Posted by Alisha Renfro, Coastal Scientist, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Program, National Wildlife Federation

Shortly after the Macondo oil well erupted in the spring of 2010 – just 40 miles off of the coast of Louisiana – oil began washing up on marsh shorelines across the coast. In total, more than 450 miles of Louisiana’s marshes were visibly oiled.1 While this oil led to unprecedented damage to the environment and wildlife across the Gulf, we are still understanding the extent of the damage more than six years later. Results from a new U.S. Geological …

BP Oil Disaster

07.08.2016 | By BP Oil Disaster

Background On April 20, 2010, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 men and dumping nearly 5 million barrels of oil—the equivalent of over 200 million gallons—into the Gulf of Mexico. The five Gulf states suffered hundreds of miles of oiled coastline, with Louisiana’s coast and wildlife receiving the greatest percentage of direct ecological damage. In April 2016, a federal judge approved the settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and BP for natural resource injuries stemming from the spill. …

Rebuilding after the BP Oil Spill

04.20.2016 | Posted by Rebuilding after the BP Oil Spill

By our partner, National Wildlife Federation. View the original post here. Six years ago this week, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 men and spewing millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for nearly three months. At the time, many representatives from the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition were on the ground, cataloging the impacts to wildlife and the habitats of the Gulf of Mexico. Six years later, we are still hard at work. …

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BP Oil Spill Fines Clear Way for Largest Restoration Effort in U.S. History

04.04.2016 | By BP Oil Spill Fines Clear Way for Largest Restoration Effort in U.S. History

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Emily Guidry Schatzel, National Wildlife Federation, 225.253.9781, schatzele@nwf.org Jacques Hebert, National Audubon Society, 504.264.6849, jhebert@audubon.org Elizabeth Van Cleve, Environmental Defense Fund, 202.553.2543, evancleve@edf.org Rachel Guillory, Ocean Conservancy, 504.208.5816, rguillory@oceanconservancy.org Andrew Blejwas, The Nature Conservancy, 617.785.7047, ablejwas@tnc.org  BP Oil Spill Fines Clear Way for Largest Restoration Effort in U.S. History State and federal leaders have once-in-a-lifetime window to make good on promises (NEW ORLEANS – April 4, 2016) Groups working on Gulf restoration lauded news today of …

What We Know Now About the BP Oil Disaster

11.16.2015 | By Ryan Fikes, Staff Scientist, National Wildlife Federation, Gulf Restoration CampaignWildlife Promise

This post has been cross-posted from the National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Promise blog. It’s been more than five years since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded. Since that time, a council of federal and state Trustees have been extensively investigating the impacts of the disaster on wildlife and habitats, but that information has been kept under wraps—for use in litigation against BP. Now that the case has settled, this research has finally been made public in a draft Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan. …

Ten Years after Katrina, What the BP Settlement Means for Louisiana Restoration

07.16.2015 | By Ten Years after Katrina, What the BP Settlement Means for Louisiana Restoration

By Steve Cochran, Director, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Program, Environmental Defense Fund Ten years ago, just after Hurricane Katrina, I was asked to talk to Environmental Defense Fund’s board about the place where I grew up, the New Orleans area that had been hit so hard. I remember two things about that discussion. One was my voice breaking unexpectedly (and embarrassingly) as we talked through pictures of the Katrina aftermath and came across places I intimately knew. As an adult, I …

NOAA Study Confirms BP Oil Spill Led to Dolphin Deaths in Northern Gulf of Mexico

05.20.2015 | By NOAA Study Confirms BP Oil Spill Led to Dolphin Deaths in Northern Gulf of Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Emily Guidry Schatzel, National Wildlife Federation, 225.253.9781, schatzele@nwf.org Jacques Hebert, National Audubon Society, 504.264.6849, jhebert@audubon.org Elizabeth Van Cleve, Environmental Defense Fund, 202.553.2543, evancleve@edf.org NOAA Study Confirms BP Oil Spill Led to Dolphin Deaths in Northern Gulf of Mexico  Leading Conservation Groups Call on BP to Accept Responsibility for Continued Environmental Damage (New Orleans, LA—May 20, 2015) Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a peer-reviewed study confirming that the 2010 Gulf oil disaster contributed to …

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BP's claims of Gulf recovery are a mockery | Commentary

04.22.2015 | By BP's claims of Gulf recovery are a mockery | Commentary

Commentary by David Yarnold, President, National Audubon Society Tribune News Service – April 22, 2015 Just in time for the fifth anniversary of the worst oil spill in U.S. maritime history, BP has declared all’s well on the Gulf Coast: The oil has been mopped up and there’s been no lasting damage to birds, wildlife or fish. Really? At the same time that BP was releasing its five-years-later report, BP contractors were trying to clean up 25,000 pounds of oiled sand …

Roll Call – 5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Focus on Restoration — Not Misinformation | Commentary

04.20.2015 | By Roll Call – 5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Focus on Restoration — Not Misinformation | Commentary

Commentary by Douglas J. Meffert, National Audubon Society, David Muth, National Wildlife Federation, and Steve Cochran, Environmental Defense Fund Roll Call – April 20, 2015 It’s been five years since images of oil-soaked pelicans, dead turtles and contaminated shorelines along the Gulf Coast shocked our national consciousness. Half a decade after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 men and unleashing the worst marine oil spill in U.S. history, BP would like you to believe that everything is back to …

5 years later: Revisiting the areas most affected by the BP oil spill

04.17.2015 | By 5 years later: Revisiting the areas most affected by the BP oil spill

By Estelle Robichaux, Restoration Project Analyst, Environmental Defense Fund This post was originally published on the EDF Voices blog. April 20 marks the five-year anniversary of the BP oil spill, and people around the country are reflecting on the state of the Gulf – how ecosystems and communities have recovered from the spill and how far they have yet to go. I recently had the opportunity to spend time in coastal Louisiana, visiting some of the areas most affected by the …

5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Audubon Stewards the Gulf

04.16.2015 | By 5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Audubon Stewards the Gulf

In the wake of the worst marine oil spill in U.S. history, Audubon is working to protect bird populations and restore critical habitat across all five Gulf states. By Chris Canfield, Vice President, National Audubon Society, Gulf Coast and Mississippi Flyway This post has been cross-posted from an article originally published on the National Audubon Society’s website. This Monday marks five years since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, claiming 11 lives and unleashing the worst marine oil spill in U.S. history. …

Five Years after BP Oil Spill: Focus Should Be on Continued Need for Restoration

04.16.2015 | By Five Years after BP Oil Spill: Focus Should Be on Continued Need for Restoration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Emily Guidry Schatzel, National Wildlife Federation, 225.253.9781, schatzele@nwf.org Jacques Hebert, National Audubon Society, 504.264.6849, jhebert@audubon.org Elizabeth Van Cleve, Environmental Defense Fund, 202.553.2543, evancleve@edf.org Five Years after BP Oil Spill: Focus Should Be on Continued Need for Restoration   Leading Conservation Groups Challenge BP to Stop Campaign of Misinformation, Fund Restoration (New Orleans, LA—April 16, 2015) Monday, April 20, marks five years since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 men and spewing at least 3.19 million barrels …

BP's Sleight of Hand

04.08.2015 | By BP's Sleight of Hand

This post has been cross-posted from an article originally published on the National Audubon Society’s website By: Melanie Driscoll, Director of Bird Conservation, Gulf Coast Conservation/Mississippi Flyway, Erik Johnson, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Louisiana A BP-authored report claiming that the Gulf has recovered is inaccurate and insulting—here’s why. Nearly five years after the largest accidental marine oil spill in U.S. history, BP is doing its best to convince the public that the 4.9[1] million barrels of oil that leaked …

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10 Things BP’s New Report Doesn’t Tell You

03.17.2015 | By 10 Things BP’s New Report Doesn’t Tell You

This was originally posted on the National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Promise blog. By Ryan Fikes, National Wildlife Federation BP has just released a new report on the state of the Gulf, called Gulf of Mexico: Environmental Recovery and Restoration. The glossy report is filled with footnotes and citations, but leaves key pieces of science out. Here are ten important things BP’s latest report strategically didn’t mention: Dolphins died before the spill – from freshwater The report says: “An “unusual mortality event” (UME) …

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