Latest news: July 19, 2012
RESTORE Act a big win for the Gulf Coast
Editorial, The Shreveport (La.) Times. July 18, 2012.
"The damage inflicted by the massive BP oil spill in April 2010 took a terrible toll on ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico, including the diverse and valuable bird populations that call the Gulf Coast states home…" (Read more)
Gulf of Mexico oil spill cleanup draws fresh criticism
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). July 18, 2012.
With oil from the 2010 BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico continuing to show up on beaches and in wetlands along Louisiana's coast, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority on Wednesday passed a resolution criticizing the Coast Guard for prematurely allowing BP to pull cleanup teams from coastal areas it declares clean. The authority passed a second resolution requesting the governor's office and the state attorney general's office to brief its members on whether any of the state's criminal statutes can be applied to BP…" (Read more)