Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Feb. 18, 2015

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Studies: BP spill reduced Gulf life
By Harvey Rice, Houston Chronicle. Feb. 16, 2015
“Oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in 2010 may have created a vast zone on the Gulf of Mexico floor where marine life is much sparser than before toxic petroleum settled there, according to studies presented Monday at a Houston conference on the BP oil spill.” (Read More)

15 coastal projects approved by Congree in 2007 met different fates
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. Feb. 18, 2015
“Despite giving the corps’ the go-ahead in concept, Congress has not sent a single penny to build those projects. The corps lists 11 of the 15 as “suspended by the state.” Three others were “never initiated,’ according to corps documents. Yet somehow Louisiana, one of the poorest states in the nation, is moving forward on some of the projects with total costs pushing $1 billion.” (Read More)

BP cherry-picks study to dodge blame for massive deaths of gulf dolphins
By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times. Feb. 16, 2015
“In the years since its Deepwater Horizon oil spill befouled huge stretches of the Gulf of Mexico, oil giant BP has honed its skill at cherry-picking scientific studies to duck responsibility for the spill’s environmental impacts.” (Read More)

5 years after the spill: The environmental impact (Video)
The ED Show, MSNBC. Feb. 18, 2015
“The lasting and unending impact of the Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill disaster on the environment is often forgotten. In part two, Ed Schultz takes time to examine what locals on the Gulf Coast are finding every day in the environment. Ed also talks with health experts about what they are seeing about the health effects of the spill that are only coming to light today.” (Read More)

Promised coastal dollars may be reconsidered
By Sue Lincoln, WWNO. Feb. 16, 2015
“I can assure you that we’re going to be working very closely with our congressional delegation,” Kline states. “I know that there’s a former chairman of this board who’s probably chomping at the bit up there in D.C., to have this discussion.” (Read More)