Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 22, 2014
BP is refusing to pay for Gulf oil spill research
By Lindsay Abrams, Salon. April 21, 2014.
“Four years after the Deepwater Horizon Explosion, BP is making much of its commitment to clean up the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)
Deadlines, conferences set ahead of January trial to determine BP penalties in Gulf oil spill
By Kevin McGill, Associated Press. April 22, 2014.
“A federal court magistrate has issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines…” (read more)
Cost-benefit a factor in deciding best path to coastal restoration
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. April 22, 2014.
“A new study is asking policy makers to expand their thinking about the costs and benefits of two coastal restoration techniques…” (read more)
Rules proposed for BP fines
By Kelly Connelly, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). April 19, 2014.
“Louisiana lawmakers are preparing for the rush of billions of dollars to state coffers…” (read more)
Federal agency plans June 5 report on BP spill
By the Associated Press. April 19, 2014.
“A federal agency looking into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion says it plans to release…” (read more)
Researchers only ‘scratching surface’ of oil spill’s long-term effects
By Xerxes Wilson, The Houma Courier (Houma, La.). April 19, 2014.
“Four years after more than 200 million gallons of Macondo oil began to leak into the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)
Centuries of sand to grow Mississippi Delta
By David Ruth, Phys.org. April 21, 2014.
“The wetlands of the Mississippi River Delta are slowly sinking and rapidly eroding, but new research from Rice University and the University of South Carolina…” (read more)
Four Years Later, a Sharp Divide on Gulf Oil Spill
By Mike Magner, National Journal. April 20, 2014.
“The state of the Gulf of Mexico four years after the worst oil spill in U.S. history is as unclear as a marsh soaked with petrochemicals…” (read more)
The 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill still haunts the New Orleans seafood industry
By Doug McCash, The Times-Picayune. April 18, 2014.
“New Orleans restaurateur Frank Brigtsen said that in some ways the effects of the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)
Fishermen Blame BP for Low Yield
By Allen Carter, WKRG (Baton Rouge, La.). April 21, 2014.
“Fishermen say times are tough on the water and four years after the oil spill some are pointing the finger at BP…” (read more)
Why There’s More Trouble For Endangered Kemp’s Ridley Turtle
By Eddie Robinson, Houston Public Media. April 21, 2014.
“The Kemp’s ridley turtle, primarily found in the Gulf of Mexico, is the world’s most endangered sea turtle. As its survival hangs in the balance…” (read more)
10 Animals Who Are Still Hurting From The BP Oil Spill
By Ellie Krupnick, The Huffington Post Green. April 20, 2014.
“It’s been four years since BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers…” (read more)
Dolphin health research continues after BP oil spill
By the Associated Press. April 20, 2014.
“A south Florida man’s work is helping researchers better understand long-term damage to dolphins from the massive 2010 BP oil spill…” (read more)
Numbers on the board: The Gulf Coast, four years after the BP disaster
By Brentin Mock, Grist. April 22, 2014.
“The date of that disaster happens to coincide with Earth Week, which means millions of faithful environmentalists…” (read more)
Empire’s Daybrook Fisheries Fleet is Blessed Four Years After Oil Spill
By Tyler Wing, WGNO (New Orleans, La.). April 20, 2014.
“Blessing the Daybrook Fisheries fleet is a 19 year old tradition conducted the day before fishing season starts…” (read more)