Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 28, 2015

04.28.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Scalise, Richmond pleased with proposed funding for La. coastline restoration
The Ripon Advance. April 27, 2015
“The inclusion of these funds in this appropriations bill moves the ball forward for vital coastal restoration projects while also keeping the spotlight on the national importance of Louisiana’s coastline.” (Read More)

Still not RESTORE-d
Gambit. April 27, 2015
“On the fifth anniversary of the BP disaster, much national and international attention rightly turned to the Gulf Coast, as it surely will this summer for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As we learned after both disasters, public interest tends to wane over time. That’s why residents of the Gulf Coast must continue to tell their own stories.” (Read More)
From Deepwater to Chernobyl: counting the casualties
*features MRD photo
By Ruby Russell, DW. April 20, 2015
“Five years ago Monday (20.04.2015), the Gulf of Mexico was hit by what President Obama called the worst environmental disaster in United States history. An explosion at the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig left 11 people dead. Beaches, wetlands and estuaries were inundated with oil, contaminating habitats and killing marine life, including record numbers of dolphins, fish and seabirds.” (Read More)