Latest news: June 27, 2012
Deal tying BP oil spill fines to transportation bill getting close
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). June 26, 2012.
"WASHINGTON — Senate and House negotiators are nearing agreement on a two-year transportation bill that includes key components of legislation that would funnel billions of dollars in fines from the 2010 BP oil spill to the five Gulf States…" (Read more)
Restore Act will help rebuild gulf ecosystems
By David White, National Wildlife Federation, for the Tampa Bay (Fla) Times. June 27, 2012.
"More than two years after BP's disastrous gulf oil spill, Congress is finally getting around to legislation that would begin to restore America's Gulf Coast and the marine resources of the Gulf of Mexico…" (Read more)
National Park Guide: Louisiana's Jean Lafitte
By Allison Bath, USA Today. June 26, 2012.
"Unlike much of the country's national park system, this isn't a single large expanse of scenic vistas, recreational opportunities, campgrounds and hiking trails…" (Read more)