Latest news: April 11, 2012

04.11.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

National Wildlife Federation says Gulf of Mexico still suffering from oil spill
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 10, 2012.
“Two years after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, there are still clear signs that the environment along the northern Gulf of Mexico, especially in Louisiana, continues to be affected by oil pollution, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Wildlife Federation…” (Read more)

Gulf Still in Jeopardy after BP Oil Spill
By Debbie Williams, WKRG News-5. April 10, 2012.
“GULF SHORES, Alabama — This is a best guess report since a lot of the facts and figures are still tied up in the legal case against BP but according to the National Wildlife Federation this report card on the state of the gulf coast environment after the spill is not good…” (Read more)

Report says nation should pay to fix coastal Louisiana
By Nikki Buskey, The Houma (La.) Courier. April 10, 2012.
“It is worth it to the nation to spend $50 billion or more to help restore Louisiana’s economically and environmentally important coast, according to a report released Monday by a coalition of scientists and engineers…” (Read more)

Public meetings begin tonight on new study of use of Mississippi River water and sediment to rebuild wetlands
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 10, 2012.
“The Army Corps of Engineers begins a series of six public meetings this week to kick off a new study of how best to use the water and sediment carried by the Mississippi River to rebuild wetlands and land in south Louisiana…” (Read more)

Louisiana’s sinking coast and rising sea levels pose a serious challenge: An editorial
Editorial, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 10, 2012.
“Most South Louisianians understand the need to restore the coast, not only as our first line of defense against storm surge but also as a vital resource for our economy. The urgency of restoration efforts, however, was underscored by a recent Tulane University study on sea level rise…” (Read more)