Latest news: April 20, 2012

04.20.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

RESTORE Act: Proper approach to long-term recovery (Op-Ed)
By U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo for the (Pascagoula) Mississippi Press. April 19, 2012.
“Two years ago this week, the largest manmade disaster in our nation’s history occurred just off our Gulf Coast shores. On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico took the lives of 11 workers, including four Mississippians, and injured 17 others…” (Read more)

2 years later: What’s latest on Gulf oil spill?
Associated Press. April 19, 2012.
“NEW ORLEANS – Two years have passed since the April 20, 2010, blowout of BP’s Macondo well triggered an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and spawning the nation’s worst offshore oil spill…” (Read more)

BP oil spill haunts Gulf two years on
Australian Associated Press. April 20, 2012.
“Two years after the worst maritime oil spill in history, fishermen, scientists, and environmentalists up and down the US Gulf Coast warn that the disaster may be far from over…” (Read more)

Deepwater Horizon aftermath: how much is a dolphin worth?
By Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian (United Kingdom). April 19, 2012.
“The dolphins are preserved in giant freezers in marine labs across America. Tagged, catalogued, carefully guarded – and suspended in liquid nitrogen for the moment when they will determine BP’s final bill for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, which started two years ago this Friday…” (Read more)

Two Years After BP Oil Spill: No Ecosystem Funding Yet
By Dan Flynn, Food Safety News. April 20, 2012.
“On today’s second anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon platform, which killed 11 workers and caused the massive BP oil spill, there will be no gifts…” (Read more)

2 years after Gulf oil spill, Louisiana seafood still battling negative perception
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 19, 2012.
“Despite federal, state and local scientists stating again and again that Gulf of Mexico seafood is safe to eat, the majority of people across the nation still have concerns, with about 30 percent saying they won’t eat it at all. Today, on the second anniversary of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, people’s aversions to Gulf seafood remain virtually unchanged, according to two recent surveys…” (Read more)

NWF: Impact of the Gulf oil disaster may be with us for decades
By Don Ames, WWL-Radio (New Orleans). April 20, 2012.
“It was two years ago that the Deepwater Horizon explosion began the largest oil spill in U.S. history, releasing huge quantities of oil into the Gulf…” (Read more)

Fish show signs of sickness near BP oil spill site
By Cain Burdeau, The Associated Press. April 19, 2012.
“BARATARIA BAY, La. — Open sores. Parasitic infections. Chewed-up-looking fins. Gashes. Mysterious black streaks. Two years after the drilling-rig explosion that touched off the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, scientists are beginning to suspect that fish in the Gulf of Mexico are suffering the effects of the petroleum…” (Read more)

Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Trustees Announce Major Progress in Gulf Restoration Effort
The Maritime Executive. April 19, 2012.
“An estimated $60 million in early restoration projects soon will begin along the Gulf Coast following the nation’s largest oil spill, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustee Council announced…” (Read more)

The Lasting Impact of Deepwater Horizon
By Kiley Kroh and Michael Conathan, The Center for American Progress. April 19, 2012.
“Two years ago an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico took the lives of 11 men and spewed nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf. It took 9,700 vessels, 127 aircraft, 47,829 people, nearly 2 million gallons of toxic dispersants, and 89 days to stop the gush of oil. But the work to restore the ecosystem and Gulf economy has only just begun…” (Read more)