Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Jan. 28, 2015

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State’s coastal agency asked to come up with potential budget cuts
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Jan. 28, 2015
“Up to this point, they have been spared,” said David Muth, director for Mississippi River Delta Restoration for the National Wildlife Federation. This is an organization tasked with protecting coastal Louisiana, Muth said. Asking it to make budget cuts, “It’s just not a good sign.” (Read More)

In BP oil spill trial, company’s expert witnesses to testify to recovering wildlife, strong Gulf economy
By Jennifer Larino, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 28, 2015
“The testimony is intended to support BP’s case that the spill’s environmental and economic impact was not as widespread as originally feared.” (Read More)

Gulf Coast beaches, marshes show ‘substantial recovery’ after 2010 oil spill, BP witness testifies
By Jennifer Larino, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 28, 2015
“On cross examination, Justice Department attorney Abby Andre suggested Taylor was downplaying the spill’s shoreline impact, noting oil was still being reported on hundreds of miles of coast as recently as May 2013.” (Read More)

BP executive: ‘Nothing we can do or say’ can change oil spill tragedy
By Jennifer Larino, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 27, 2015
“A BP executive testified Tuesday that the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was a tragedy, but he is proud of the company and the efforts of its employees in gathering resources and experts to contain the disaster.” (Read More)