Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Feb. 09, 2015

02.09.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Does BP deserve mercy in setting Deepwater Horizon penalty?
By Tom Zeller Jr., Forbes. Feb. 08, 2015
“While it will likely be decades before we fully comprehend the extent of damage to wildlife, we do know that nearly five years after the explosion, dolphins are dying in high numbers, sea turtles are failing to nest, and oyster production remains low,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, as testimony in the penalty phase of the trial got underway last month. “It is our obligation as a nation to hold BP accountable.” (Read More)
Florida Everglades would be a winner, Louisiana coast a loser under proposed Obama budget
By John Snell, WVUE-Fox8. Feb. 09, 2015
“The state’s estimated $170 million annual take represents one-third to one-half of the anticipated funding for the state’s Coastal Master Plan, Zeringue said, and the largest continuing source of revenue.” (Read More)

Missing oil from Deepwater Horizon found on sea floor
By Tessa Stuart, Audubon Magazine. Feb. 09, 2015
“A recent survey shows that 70 percent of Americans think BP should pay the maximum fine allowed under the Act.  But ultimately a judge will decide after hearing arguments in the third and final portion of BP’s trial, which got underway last month.” (Read More)