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- The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — The Shape We're In Now
By Bob Marshall, WWNO (New Orleans). May 13, 2013.
"If you enter New Orleans in a Google search you’ll get words and images that echo the city’s unofficial motto: laissez les bon temps rouler, let the good times roll…"(Read more)
- Washington Watch: Oil disaster recovery a matter of opinion
By Jordan Blum, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). May 12, 2013.
"Praised be!More than three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf states are back and virtually better than ever.
That is, at least, according to BP…" (Read more)
- Using the Mississippi River to rebuild Louisiana's coast: David Muth
By David Muth, National Wildlife Federation, for The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). May 5, 2013.
"Coastal experts have been telling us since Katrina that our marshes are getting perilously close to a tipping point. If we don't act very quickly, we may be too late. We lacked a plan, and we lacked money. Now we have both…" (Read more)
- Mud Wrestling: Skeptics question plans for rebuilding coastal Louisiana
By John Snell, WVUE-TV. May 1, 2013.
"Breton Sound, La. — George Ricks yanks a clump of Spartina grass from a dying marsh in St. Bernard Parish…" (Read more)
- Gulf Coast still waiting for funds after spill
By Deborah Barfield Berry and Mary Orndorff Troyan, Gannett Washington Bureau. April 19, 2013.
"WASHINGTON — Three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill polluted the Gulf Coast's ecosystem and hammered its economy, the region is still waiting on billions of dollars in fines and other payments from BP…" (Read more)
- Gulf Spill Cleanup Continues 3 Years Later, Full Impact Not Yet Known
By By Stacey Plaisance and Janet McConnaugey, The Associated Press. April 19, 2013.
"BAY JIMMY, La. (AP) — At first glance, the marshy, muddy coastline of Bay Jimmy in southeast Louisiana appears healthy three years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill…" (Read more)
- BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill draws wide array of comments on 3rd anniversary
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 19, 2013.
"A variety of elected officials and representatives of industry and environmental organizations are marking Saturday's third anniversary of the blowout of the BP Macondo well…" (Read more)
- First phase of BP spill trial comes to an end
Reuters. April 17, 2013.
"(Reuters) – The first phase of a trial to determine blame for BP Plc's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill came to an end on Wednesday, with the judge allowing 80 days for the determination of findings and conclusions…" (Read more)
- BP oil spill cleanup continues, three years after blowout
By John Upton, Grist. April 17, 2013.
"As the three-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blowout approaches, laborious efforts to remove mats of oil and tar balls are still underway along Gulf of Mexico shorelines…" (Read more)
- BP oil spill trial continues as demonstrators note upcoming 3-year anniversary of disaster
By Richard Thompson, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 16, 2013.
"A former Transocean executive testified Tuesday (April 16) that a key piece of equipment intended to shut down BP's Macondo oil well in an emergency would have succeeded if its automatic mode function had worked…" (Read more)