Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Feb. 28, 2014

USF study: Diseased fish show dissolved oil from BP spill as far south as Sanibel
By Craig Pittman, The Tampa Bay Times (Tampa Bay, Fla.). Feb. 28, 2014.
“Dissolved oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill off Louisiana wafted underwater all the way down to Florida’s Sanibel Island…” (read more)

Sportsmen Need to Get Involved in Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Battle
By Bob Marshall, Field & Stream. Feb. 27, 2014.
“If this [cleanup] is left to stand,” they argued in their joint amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, “other watersheds, including the Mississippi River Basin, could be next.” Imagine that…” (read more)

Scientists stress need to address uncertainties around sediment diversions
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. Feb. 27, 2014.
“The first report by an expert scientific panel convened to answer questions about using river sediment diversions to rebuild the coast focuses on a central issue…” (read more)

Bobby Jindal says Louisiana’s growth has outpaced the nation’s since the recession
By Politifact, The Tampa Bay Times. Feb. 27, 2014.
“Louisiana’s economy is highly dependent on the energy sector which, no matter where in the business cycle we lie, is always in demand…” (read more)

New sentence date for ex-BP engineer
By Associated Press. Feb. 28, 2014.
“Sentencing for a former BP engineer found guilty of obstructing justice in the government’s investigation of the Deepwater Horizon disaster…” (read more)