Latest news: August 6, 2012
Disturbing example of why coast needs RESTORE money (editorial)
By The Press-Register (Mobile, Ala.). August 4, 2012.
"FOR YEARS, scientists will be pondering the various impacts from the 2010 BP oil spill. The latest piece of the puzzle — a study led by a researcher at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab — raises concerns that dispersants may have done damage to plankton and its role in the food chain…" (Read more)
Former Interior official laments that public has forgotten about Gulf oil spill
By Zack Colman, The Hill (Washington). August 3, 2012.
"A former Interior Department official said Friday that growing public support for increased offshore drilling shows people have been too quick to forget the 2010 Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling explosion…" (Read more)
Bubbling Bayous, Tremors and "Slurry Area" Signs Of Failing Natural Gas Salt Storage Caverns?
Louisiana Environmental Action Network. August 3, 2012.
"In late June, officials in Assumption Parish began discovering more than a dozen areas near Belle Rose, LA in and around Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou where the water is roiling from escaping methane, ethane and propane…" (Read more)
Plus ça change
By Jim Bradshaw, The Eunice (La.) News. August 5, 2012.
"More than a third of the nation's oysters come from Louisiana waters and I think the oyster promotion people are dead right when they proclaim, "The Louisiana oyster. There's nothing quite like it…" (Read more)