Latest news: July 20, 2012
BP must compensate Gulf states for oil spill
By Kaley LaQuea, The Central Florida Tribune. July 18, 2012.
"Earlier this month, President Barack Obama signed into law the RESTORE Act, which dictates that 80 percent of penalties paid by BP under the Clean Water Act be divvied among the five Gulf states impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill…" (Read more)
Groups ready for fight over BP restoration money
By Peter Schorsch, Saint Petersblog. July 19, 2012.
"The payoff may be years away, but Florida stakeholders are already coordinating efforts to make sure the state gets its share of BP oil spill compensation in what could be the largest Gulf restoration effort in history, reports Michael Peltier of the News Service of Florida…" (Read more)
Shrinking Louisiana wetlands: Cat Island bird habitat expected to disappear by 2013
KMSS-TV. July 19, 2012.
"CAT BAY, LA — As you pull up to the tiny specs of land in Cat Bay, LA the brown pelicans are breathtaking. On the islands in that bay, the Louisiana state bird is holding onto what little habitat it has left…" (Read more)