Latest news: April 16, 2012
Two years later, spill’s dangers linger
Editorial, The Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times. April 16, 2012.
“The second anniversary of America’s worst environmental disaster on Friday should serve as a reminder to the nation that there remains much work to be done…” (Read more)
‘Restore Act’ likely to pass
By Joe Macaluso, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). April 15, 2012.
“Congressman Steve Scalise brought good news Friday to Baton Rouge…” (Read more)
Southerland predicts RESTORE Act will pass
By Randal Yakey, The News-Herald (Panama City, Fla.). April 13, 2012.
“PANAMA CITY — Passage of the RESTORE Act in Washington could become contentious as both the House and Senate wrestle for their own version of the legislation…” (Read more)
Damage in oil’s wake
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. April 16, 2012.
“It’s been almost two years since the April 20, 2010, explosion of the Deepwater Horizon that left 11 men dead and kicked off an 87-day battle to cap the well that was leaking millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the fragile coastline…” (Read more)
Oil from Deepwater Horizon spill still causing damage in gulf 2 years later, scientists find
By Craig Pittman, The Tampa Bay Times. April 15, 2012.
“On Florida’s Panhandle beaches, where local officials once fretted over how much oil washed in with each new tide, everything seems normal. The tourists have returned. The children have gone back to splashing in the surf and hunting for shells…” (Read more)
Gulf of Mexico oil spill researchers look into effects on wildlife, ways to improve response
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 14, 2012.
“LSU entomologist Linda Hooper-Bui and her graduate students spent a day last week putting down cages, each one containing 20 brown crickets, among sprigs of smooth cordgrass in a marsh by Bay Jimmy. The bay in western Plaquemines Parish remains ground zero for efforts to clean remaining oil from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and also has become a focal point of research into the spill’s effects on the environment…” (Read more)
Low seafood catches remain a mystery
By Cara Bayles, The Houma (La.) Courier. April 15, 2012.
“Scientists and biologists disagree about the difficulties of pinpointing the cause of the poor catches the local seafood industry has reported in recent years…” (Read more)