Latest news: May 8, 2012
Legislator says coastal plan not optional for state
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). May 8, 2012.
“Louisiana has little choice but to adopt a $50 billion plan to pay for projects that would protect and restore the state’s coastline, the second-highest-ranking member of the Louisiana House of Representatives said Monday…” (Read more)
Outraged Greenpeace releases images of oiled turtles
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). May 7, 2012.
“Photos belonging to the federal government showing dead sea turtles covered with oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill, live turtles in boxes being sprayed with water, and a room full of plastic bags that may contain more dead turtles were released by Greenpeace USA on Monday as evidence of what the group contends has been a conscious effort by the White House to downplay the effects of the spill…” (Read more)
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory studying blue crabs for oil spill damage assessment
By Harlan Kirgan, The (Pascagoula) Mississippi Press. May 8, 2012.
“OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi — Two months after the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill began in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory scientist Harriet Perry released a photo of blue crab megalopa with oil droplets under its shell…” (Read more)
Shrimp season off to a slow start
By Nikki Buskey, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). May 8, 2012.
“What shrimpers are hauling in depends on who you ask…” (Read more)