Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 3, 2013

04.03.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

La. lawmaker seeks to dedicate BP Clean Water Act fines for coastal restoration
By Kyle Barnett, Legal Newsline. April 3, 2013.
“BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – A pre-filed bill in the House of Representatives by Rep. Simone Champagne (R–Jeanerette) would allow voters to decide on a constitutional amendment that would dedicate Clean Water Act fines from the 2010 BP oil spill to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund…” (Read more)

Gulf Of Mexico Dolphin Deaths Point To Continued Effects Of BP Oil Spill, Group Alleges
By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press. April 2, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Continuing deaths of dolphins and sea turtles are a sign that the Gulf of Mexico is still feeling effects from the 2010 spill that spewed 200 million gallons of oil from a well a mile below the surface, a prominent environmental group said Tuesday…” (Read more)

Louisiana coast frenetically eroding three years after spill
By Laurie Wiegler, Examiner. April 2, 2013.
“Capt. Ryan Lambert, owner of Cajun Fishing Adventures in Buras, La. and spoke with scientists from and with the National Wildlife Federation in a press teleconference at 10 a.m. CT today…” (Read more)

Fisheries bills to be debated
By Jeremy Alford, The Daily Comet. April 2, 2013.
“BATON ROUGE — A number of high-profile fisheries bills, ranging from a proposal to prohibit the possession of red snapper in state waters to another that transfers oversight of Louisiana’s premier seafood marketing board, will be debated during the regular legislative session that convenes Monday…” (Read more)

Judge OKs safety agency subpoena of Transocean spill records
By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, The Houston Chronicle. April 1, 2013.
“A Houston federal judge on Monday rejected Transocean’s request to dismiss subpoenas for records tied to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster…” (Read more)