Latest Mississippi River Delta news: March 31, 2015
BP spill continues to threaten Gulf wildlife, National Wildlife Federation says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). March 30, 2015.
“The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill continues to pose a significant threat to wildlife in and around the Gulf of Mexico, with at least 20 species seeing continued problems five years after the accident, according to a report released Monday (Mar. 30) by the National Wildlife Federation…” (read more).
Report: Problems linger in Gulf of Mexico long after 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (New Orleans). March 31, 2015.
“Researchers expect it will take years, possibly even decades, to learn the full ecological impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, but some problem areas have already been identified and need to be addressed, according to a report from the National Wildlife Federation…” (read more).
Report: Louisiana dolphins still dying in high numbers; sea turtles failing to nest
By WVUE FOX 8 (New Orleans). March 30, 2015.
“As the five-year anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig approaches, a new National Wildlife Federation report looks at how twenty species of wildlife are faring in the aftermath of the disaster…” (read more).
Coastal money belongs here
Opinion by Chris Macaluso, The Daily Comet (Thibodaux, La.).
“Louisiana’s congressional delegation has rightly criticized an Obama administration budget recommendation that would redirect Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas revenue currently dedicated to restoring and protecting Louisiana’s coast through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act…” (read more).
BP says spill fine could bust its U.S. oil business
By Collin Eaton, Houston Chronicle. March 30, 2015.
“BP says even a fraction of the $13.7 billion in fines it could face for the Deepwater Horizon disaster could threaten the solvency of its U.S. oil arm and cut deep into spending that props up the Gulf Coast economy…” (read more).
Report: BP Oil Spill Still Harming At Least 20 Animal Species
By Emily Atkin, Think Progress. March 30, 2015.
“At least 20 animal species are still suffering from the effects of the largest oil spill in U.S. history nearly five years after it occurred, according to a National Wildlife Federation report released Monday…” (read more).
Deepwater Horizon oil spill still harming sea life, report says
By William E. Gibson, The Seattle Times. March 30, 2015.
“WASHINGTON — Dolphins are dying in unusually high numbers. Sea turtle nests are declining.
Tuna are developing abnormally. And pelicans and gulls are suffering from the lasting effects of a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico five years ago, the National Wildlife Federation warned in a report released Monday…” (read more).
Deepwater oil spill: BP steps up PR effort to insist all is well in the Gulf
By Peter Moskowitz, The Guardian (London). March 31, 2015.
“In the run-up to the five-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon spill this April, BP is ramping up its effort to convince consumers that life is returning to normal on the Gulf coast…” (read more).
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Five Years Later Wildlife Still Suffers
By Kathleen Caulderwood, International Business Times. March 30, 2015.
“When BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in 2010, it sent an estimated 124 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico. Five years later, wildlife in the region are still feeling the effects…” (read more).
Report: Wildlife Still Feeling Impact from BP Oil Spill
By Alexa Davies, WUSF News (Tampa Bay, Fla.). March, 30, 2015.
“Five years after the BP oil spill, the environmental impacts are still being felt.
According to a report released Monday by the National Wildlife Federation, animals such as dolphins were found dead at four times the historic rates in 2014. The group believes the oil spill may be to blame…” (read more).