Latest news: May 16, 2012

05.16.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Efforts to save coast slowed by lack of federal support
Editorial, The American Press (Lake Charles, La.). May 14, 2012.
“Remember the old joke about one of the biggest lies ever told is that the check is in the mail?

Well, that’s not a lie when in comes to Congress. And it’s no laughing matter as far as Louisiana’s efforts to save its coast and wetlands…” (Read more)

Boxer: Highway deal will include measure to funnel oil-spill penalty money to Gulf
By Andrew Restuccia, The Hill (Washington). May 15, 2012.
“A final compromise transportation package will include a provision sending billions of dollars in fines from the BP oil spill to Gulf Coast states, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Tuesday…” (Read more)

Scientists study oil’s impact on birds
By Nikki Buskey, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). May 15, 2012.
“Some of the most memorable and horrific images of the Gulf oil spill were of birds, struggling and slathered from beak to tail in thick, chocolatey oil…” (Read more)