Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Feb. 02, 2015

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Millions of gallons of oil settled at the bottom of the gulf after BP oil spill
By Katie Valentine, ThinkProgress. Jan. 30, 2015
“Millions of gallons of oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill didn’t get cleaned up, and instead settled in the sediment of the Gulf of Mexico’s floor, a new study has found.” (Read More)

America’s WETLAND Foundation calls coastal restoration budget cuts ‘No Go’ zone
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 30, 2015
“In such dire budget situations, across the board cuts may be politically plausible, but the case we make for saving our coast has been one of utmost urgency. We cannot afford to send a contradictory signal to those who are deciding on billions of dollars in restoration funding and continuing attention to our most critical needs.” (Read More)

BP oil spill trial shifts focus to Anadarko, witnesses to testify against pollution fines
By Jennifer Larino, The Times-Picayune. Feb. 02, 2015
“Anadarko Petroleum Corp. will call three witnesses Monday (Feb. 2) in the BP oil spill trial, to bolster its case that it should not face pollution fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, even though it was a co-owner in the failed Macondo well.” (Read More)

New head of state’s coastal protection, restoration not well-known, but has experience in coastal issues
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Feb. 02, 2015
“Chip Kline has been named chairman of the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board as well as director of the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities, replacing Jerome Zeringue, who has served in those positions for about a year.” (Read More)

BP oil spill at issue in two federal court cases next week
By Kevin McGill, Associated Press. Feb. 02, 2015
“Legal battles arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill play out in two federal courtrooms in New Orleans next week.” (Read More)