Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 10, 2013
As 3rd anniversary of BP oil spill nears, wetlands' restoration advocated
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 9, 2013.
"As the third anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill nears, a marshy patch along the northern edge of Bay Jimmy in Plaquemines Parish is significantly smaller than it was just one year ago. Scientists say that while the oil spill destroyed or damaged many wetlands along the southeastern Louisiana coast, Hurricane Isaac then wiped large swaths of that vulnerable marsh away…" (Read more)
Local nonprofit leader honored by White House
By Nikki Buskey, The Houma (La.) Courier. April 9, 2013.
"A local nonprofit leader will be honored by the White House this week for her work to help make Terrebonne Parish's bayou communities more resilient in the face of coastal land loss and climate change…" (Read more)
Offshore extension bill dovetails into red snapper issue
By Jeremy Alford, The Daily Comet. April 9, 2013.
"BATON ROUGE — The Bayou State's junior senator has introduced the Offshore Fairness Act to extend Louisiana's jurisdiction in the Gulf of Mexico and solidify the state's position on the management of the red snapper fishery…" (Read more)
Odors from April 3 spill at ExxonMobil Chalmette Refinery prompted illness complaints in Algiers, environmental group says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 9, 2013.
"Odors from an April 3 spill of condensate water from the flare system at the ExxonMobil Chalmette Refinery were noticed by 92 of 110 residents of an Algiers neighborhood surveyed by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and half of those people reported adverse health effects, the group said Tuesday…" (Read more)