Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 21, 2015

04.21.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Oil still visible on La. Coast five years after BP spill (video)
*features David Muth, NWF, Simone Maloz, ROR
By John Snell, WVUE. April 20, 2015
“Earlier this month, just as BP released a report heralding the gulf’s recovery, news crews approaching east Grand Terre Island stumbled onto workers mopping up a 30,000 pound tar mat, of BP oil.” (Read More)

What will it take to restore the Gulf Coast and its people?
*features NAS & NWF
By Brentin Mock, Grist. April 20, 2015
“A few lingering problems have been identified by a group of major conservation groups, including National Audubon Society and National Wildlife Federation, that should concern us.” (Read More)

BP oil spill: Environmental groups comment on 5th anniversary of the spill
*features MRD statements
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times Picayune. April 20, 2015
“The Restore the Mississippi River Delta coalition, which includes the National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Environmental Defense Fund and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, issued a statement charging that BP continues to sidestep responsibility for the spill.” (Read More)

Deepwater Horizon Five Years Later: What We Still Don’t Know
*features Melanie Driscoll, NAS
By Michelle Berger, The Weather Channel. April 20, 2015
“The marsh has a new edge in a lot of the heavily hit places,” Audubon’s Driscoll said. “It has eroded back from where it was at the time of the spill. If you walk the beaches, there are tarballs above [the] level from what they were before the disaster.” (Read More)

Deepwater Horizon Five Years Later: What We Still Don’t Know (video)
*features David Muth, NWF
By Judy Woodruff, PBS News Hour. April 20, 2015
“Five years ago, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 and sending a torrent of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. When it was finally capped, more than 100 million gallons had spilled, resulting in the deaths of thousands of animals. The beaches and waters look clean now, but the disaster caused long-lasting economic and environmental devastation.” (Read More)

Five Years Later: Mississippi’s Environment After the BP Spill
*features Melanie Driscoll, NAS
By Evelina Burnett, MPB. April 21, 2015
“A study last year estimated more than 800,000 birds died in the three months after the spill. Melanie Driscoll, the National Audubon Society’s director of bird conservation on the Gulf Coast, says it may still be decades before the spill’s full effects are seen.” (Read More)

Five Years after BP Spill, Questions Linger in the Gulf (Video)
By Anne Thompson, NBC News. April 21, 2015
“Five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster that claimed 11 oil workers and left the Gulf of Mexico slick with crude, what remains are questions.” (Read More)