Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 5, 2014
A sign of things to come
Editorial by The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). May 3, 2014.
“The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act is a long name for a federal law that has done a tremendous amount…” (read more)
Parishes, states await decisions on BP fines
By Xerxes Wilson, The Houma Courier (Houma, La.). May 3, 2014.
“Terrebonne Parish officials are confident large marsh creation projects locally will get a jump-start as paths for oil spill fine money…” (read more)
The survivor story Scott Pelley will never forget (+video)
By 60 minutes. May 4, 2014.
“It’s been disastrous for the company,” says Pelley. “I could not have imagined that BP would play the victim four years after that catastrophe…” (read more)
The truth behind the spin: What BP doesn’t want you to know about the Gulf oil spill
By Lindsay Abrams, Salon. May 4, 2014.
“The best time to find tarballs on Louisiana’s shorelines is directly after a thunderstorm, when the waves churn up the oil…” (read more)
Grand Isle businesses bet on oil, tourist influx
By John Harper, The Houma Courier (Houma, La.). May 2, 2014.
“Dean Blanchard still spends a lot of time fighting an ongoing public relations battle with oil giant BP…” (read more)