Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Jan. 29, 2014

01.29.2014 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Gulf Coast residents not showing higher chemical exposure post-BP oil spill than rest of nation
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch. Jan. 28, 2014.
“Gulf Coast residents in areas affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill don’t appear to have higher chemical exposure than others across the nation…” (read more)

Good News for Sportsmen: Congressional Committees Agree on the Farm Bill
By Bob Marshall, Field & Stream. Jan. 28, 2014.
“…Second, funding for the Wetlands Reserve Program and the Grassland Reserve Program will be restored…” (read more)

Slamdance Film Review: ‘Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache’
By Ronnie Scheib, Variety. Jan. 29, 2014.
“Focusing on the oyster fisherman of the small, largely African-American community of Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana, “Vanishing Pearls” traces a struggle against oppression and exploitation that culminates in the disastrous 2010 BP oil spill…” (read more)

New Orleans’ economic future a key issue in race for mayor
By Richard Rainey, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 29, 2014.
“For Mitch Landrieu, the upcoming election will be a referendum on his first-term efforts in guiding New Orleans…” (read more)

Ex-BP well managers must face Gulf spill criminal charges
By Johnathan Stempel, Reuters. Jan. 28, 2014.
“Two former BP Plc well site managers have failed to win the dismissal of involuntary manslaughter charges…” (read more)