Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 17, 2014
April 17, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Four years after BP spill, questions linger
By John DeSantis, The Tri-Parish Times
“Carey Perry, science director for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, went along for the Wildlife Federation…” (read more)

Is gulf cleanup over or not? BP and Coast Guard differ.
By Steven Mufson, The Washington Post. April 16, 2014.
“On Tuesday night, BP said that the “active cleanup” of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill had been brought “to a close…” (read more)

BP oil spill cleanup will continue, Coast Guard tells state coastal authority (+video)
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 16, 2014.
“The Coast Guard has scaled back its clean-up response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but that scale-back is not as extensive…” (read more)

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Jerome Zeringue on status of BP oil spill clean-up (video)
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 16, 2014.
“Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Jerome Zeringue on Wednesday  discusses the state's concerns…” (watch here)

BP says Gulf spill shoreline cleanup operations are over
By Laura Barron-Lopez, The Hill. April 16, 2014.
“Four years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP and the U.S. Coast Guard are ending cleanup operations along the shoreline…” (read more)

BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill main focus of coastal board meeting Wednesday: Live coverage
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 16, 2014.
“Updates on the effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Louisiana's environment and its economy…” (read more)

Restoration projects up for aid
By Xerxes Wilson, The Houma Courier (Houma, La.). April 16, 2014.
“Four local projects have made it to the final 10 under consideration for federal design money…” (read more)

Land acquired for Comite River canal project
By Timothy Boone, The Advocate. April 16, 2014.
“A 66-acre tract along U.S. 61 has been acquired for the long-awaited Comite River Diversion Canal project…” (read more)

High river prompts Corps of Engineers to activate levee inspection program
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 16, 2014.
“A rising Mississippi River, which reached 11.62 feet above sea level at the Carrollton Gage in New Orleans…” (read more)

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