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5 years later, no final word on BP spill’s effects

April 13, 2015

SHELL BEACH, La. — Brad Robin says there's no doubt the BP oil spill has caused lasting damage to the Gulf Coast.

Plaquemines Parish moves ahead with plans to restore island that nearly vanished after oil spill

April 9, 2015

Despite some misgivings about repeating the same work, Plaquemines Parish is moving forward with plans to restore an island heavily damaged in the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

EPA likely won’t have to adopt more stringent restrictions on nutrients in Mississippi River, appeals court rules

April 8, 2015

A federal appeals court Tuesday (April 7) ordered a New Orleans federal judge to reconsider his ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency must decide whether more stringent rules are needed to curb the flow of fertilizer and other nutrient pollutants…

Oil industry says offshore response better, faster 5 years after BP spill

April 7, 2015

Five years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil and gas industry can respond and contain well blowouts offshore faster than ever before, said Don Armijo, CEO of the Marine Well Containment Co. But he…

A visit to the Caminada Headland Beach & Dune Restoration project

April 7, 2015

The BP oil spill has had devastating impacts on Gulf Coast ecosystems and communities, but coastal Louisiana’s land loss crisis began decades before the disaster. The Clean Water Act fines and other money paid through settlements relating to the spill…

Oil spill reported in Mississippi River after multi-ship collision

April 7, 2015

About 420 gallons of oil spilled into the Mississippi River near Convent after a multi-ship collision around 4 p.m. Monday (April 6), according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Letter: Restoring and protecting La. coast benefits entire nation

April 6, 2015

This year marks the 10th anniversary of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Unfortunately, some lawmakers and the president are attempting to redirect funds aimed at remedying coastal wetland loss and poor hurricane protection that the storms exposed.

In Bonnet Carre Spillway test, corps will pull some needles from bay

April 3, 2015

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to take advantage of high water conditions on the Mississippi River to practice removing wooden needles from one of the 350 bays in the Bonnet Carre Spillway between Norco and Montz. The exercise takes…

Exploring Early Coastal Restoration Funding and Projects

April 3, 2015

Five years after the BP oil disaster, Gulf Coast communities are still recovering, environmental restoration is still needed, and we will not know the full impacts of the spill for possibly decades to come.

Environmental Defense Fund To Monitor Restore Act Projects

April 2, 2015

As the five-year anniversary approaches later this month of the BP oil spill, the Environmental  Defense Fund is gearing up for monitoring how restoration money is used to repair damage.

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