Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 24, 2014

April 24, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Four years after blowout, scientists report signs of life near BP Macondo well, Biloxi Sun-Herald reports
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 23, 2014.
“Scientists returning to Gulfport Tuesday from a month-long research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico report a return of fisheries and other wildlife…” (read more)

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Bill to protect Louisiana’s Coastal Fund unanimously passes House Appropriations Committee

April 23, 2014 | Posted by Elizabeth Skree in State Legislature

Louisiana House Bill 490 is legislation that would ensure the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund (Coastal Fund) is used for coastal restoration and protection purposes only. The bill reached its first milestone yesterday when it was unanimously passed by the House Appropriations Committee.

This bill will protect the state’s Coastal Fund by prohibiting it from being used as a pass-through account for purposes other than coastal protection and restoration.

The Mississippi River Delta Restoration Coalition will continue to monitor and support HB 490, and we will provide updates on its status as it makes its way through the legislative process. Its next stop is the House Committee on Civil Law and Procedure.

Find out more about HB 490 in our previous post.

Take Action: Call your Louisiana state representative and tell them to close the loophole on transfers from the Coastal Fund other than those intended by law, by supporting HB 490.

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Oil Spill Dissolving Wetlands (+video)
By Chad Petri, WKRG. April 22, 2014.
“Four years after deepwater horizon a lot of the damage in this part of Louisiana comes in what you don't see…” (read more)

The Mississippi River Carries More Than Enough Sand to Rebuild Its Sinking Delta
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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

BP is refusing to pay for Gulf oil spill research
By Lindsay Abrams, Salon. April 21, 2014.
“Four years after the Deepwater Horizon Explosion, BP is making much of its commitment to clean up the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)

Deadlines, conferences set ahead of January trial to determine BP penalties in Gulf…"

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

The BP spill four years later
By David Yarnold, McClatchy News. April 21, 2014.
“Four years after the largest offshore oil disaster in U.S. history, scientists are still trying to come to terms with the toll that the Deepwater Horizon…” (read more)

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