Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 3, 2013
Gulf oil a heartbreaker for bellwether fish
By Matt Smith, CNN. May 2, 2013.
“(CNN) — Lingering oil residue at the bottom of Gulf Coast marshes caused heart defects and hindered reproduction in a small fish seen as an environmental bellwether, researchers said Thursday…” (Read more)
Gov. Bryant makes major announcement
WTVA-TV. May 3, 2013.
“JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — Gov. Phil Bryant announced $69 million in early restoration projects for the Mississippi Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill…” (Read more)
Shannon Nickinson: Tide turns for Florida Gulf Coast
The Pensacola (Fla.) News-Journal. May 2, 2013.
“This is one of those breaks we’ve been waiting for.
Now let’s prove we are worth the investment…” (Read more)
NWF blasts Ala. BP funding for luxury hotel
By Laurie Wiegler, Examiner. May 2, 2013.
“The National Wildlife Federation today chastised the choice of projects funded from monies flowing from the Natural Resources Damage Assessment process in Ala. Specifically, today Gov. George Bentley announced that his state will fund three projects as part of the early NRDA restoration process resulting from the BP oil spill…” (Read more)
Ex-BP executive seeks trial delay
The Associated Press. May 3, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former BP executive has asked a federal judge to delay his trial on charges he concealed information from Congress about the amount of oil that was leaking from the company’s blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010…” (Read more)
Documentary chronicles a dying delta in Wellfleet film fest
By Loren King, GateHouse News Service. May 3, 2013.
“Wellfleet — “I want to keep living on our land but I’m inheriting a dying delta,” says Monique Verdin early in “My Louisiana Love,” a poetic documentary that’s also a valentine to her native southeast Louisiana…” (Read more)
Colby students mark anniversary of BP oil spill
By Kaitlin Schroeder, The Morning Sentinel (Waterville, Maine). May 2, 2013.
“WATERVILLE — A group of Colby College students staged a demonstration Thursday marking the third anniversary of the BP oil spill…” (Read more)