Latest news: April 24, 2012
Politicians, scientists, environmental groups comment on BP oil spill anniversary
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 23, 2012.
“A variety of individuals and organizations addressed the second anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which occurred on Friday…” (Read more)
Is Gulf Coast seafood safe to eat?
By Tara Herrschaft, WALB-News (Albany, Ga.). April 23, 2012.
“ALBANY, GA – Bo Henry owns several restaurants in Albany, including The Catch, which is known for serving seafood…” (Read more)
Shrimpers pray for bountiful season
By Nikki Buskey, The Houma (La.) Courier. APril 23, 2012.
“DULAC — After a rainy weekend, the sun came out just in time to bless the parade of shrimp boats making its way Sunday down Bayou Grand Caillou…” (Read more)
Idea of the Day: The Gulf Coast Still Needs Attention
The Center for American Progress. April 23, 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)