Latest Mississippi River Delta news: March 31, 2014
Editorial: Heart of the oil spill
By Pensacola News Journal editorial staff, March 27, 2014.
“The further we get from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the more crucial it is that we remain hypervigilant and angry about what BP’s man-made disaster has done to the Gulf of Mexico.…” (read more).
Alvin submersible will give researchers view of effects of BP oil spill
By Patrick Ochs, The Sun Herald (Biloxi, Miss.). March 29, 2014.
“Nearly four years after oil first spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from the blown-out Macondo wellhead, researchers representing major universities from across the Southeast will depart Gulfport and go to the site to document the potential recovery…” (read more).
Landslide in Gulf of Mexico could cause 15-foot tsunami on Louisiana coast
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. March 28, 2014.
“If you thought sinking land and rising seas were the only things we had to worry about in south Louisiana, think again.
Tsunamis have now joined the list…” (read more).
25 years after Exxon Valdez, we still haven’t learned to limit oil drilling
Opinion, By Frances Beinecke, The Washington Post. March 28, 2014.
“Twenty-five years ago this month, the Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound and dumped 11 million gallons of crude oil into the water…” (read more).
Louisiana to receive $21.3M for wildlife and fisheries conservation projects
By the Associated Press. March 28, 2014
“Louisiana is getting $21.3 million and Mississippi $14.4 million for wildlife and fisheries conservation projects from the federal Interior Department…” (read more).
Quin Hillyer: Jindal jujitsu, budget bust — or both?
Opinion by Quin Hillyer, The New Orleans Advocate. March 30, 2014.
“Back in 1989, I was junior-most of a four-person team running a statewide campaign to create a coastal wetlands trust fund. So, when I heard the Jindal administration was raiding the constitutionally protected trust, I was ready to go ape…” (read more).