BP Spill http://wrkf.org en Coastal Restoration Spending Advances http://wrkf.org/post/coastal-restoration-spending-advances <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Members of the House Transportation Committee put their stamp of approval on the Coastal Restoration Spending Plan for the upcoming fiscal year. Jerome Zeringue, director of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, says they’ll spend $725-million. Most of that money is oil-spill funds from BP.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 25204 at http://wrkf.org Coastal Restoration Spending Advances Gulf Health: 4 Years After The Oil Spill http://wrkf.org/post/gulf-health-4-years-after-oil-spill <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Oiled beaches in coastal Jefferson Parish after the BP oil spill." data-attribution="Credit Jason Saul / WWNO" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/card_280/public/201306/boom.JPG" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/04/FlemingNWFWEB.mp3" class="asset-audio">National Wildlife Federation experts warn Gulf species are still suffering from oil spill effects.</a><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>This story has been updated with a response from BP.</strong></em><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the four-year anniversary of the BP oil spill approaches, a leading environmental group is warning that the event is far from over. Increased deaths of dolphins, sea turtles and other injured species are signs of continuing contamination.</span><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:24:18 +0000 Eileen Fleming 24943 at http://wrkf.org Gulf Health: 4 Years After The Oil Spill Deepwater, Center-Stage: Disaster Through Survivors' Eyes http://wrkf.org/post/deepwater-center-stage-disaster-through-survivors-eyes Eleven died and hundreds of millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico when BP's Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in 2010. But beneath the tragedy, there's a complex story about people's relationships to oil. That's what's explored in <em>Spill, </em>a new play by one of the creators of <em>The Laramie Project.</em><p>Playwright Leigh Fondakowski had never been to southeast Louisiana when she took a boat ride out of Bay Jimmy, several months after the well had been capped. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 editor 23946 at http://wrkf.org Deepwater, Center-Stage: Disaster Through Survivors' Eyes Scientists Charge BP Oil Spill 'Gravely' Injured Dolphins http://wrkf.org/post/scientists-charge-bp-oil-spill-gravely-injured-dolphins <p>Dolphins are getting very sick from exposure to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A government study confirms a host of problems in dolphins who live in one of the heaviest-oiled bays in Louisiana. Scientists say the dolphins are gravely ill with injuries consistent with the toxic effects of exposure to petroleum hydrocarbons.</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:38:41 +0000 Debbie Elliott 20294 at http://wrkf.org Scientists Charge BP Oil Spill 'Gravely' Injured Dolphins Why Finding Oil in Fish Organs Isn't as Bad as it Looks http://wrkf.org/post/why-finding-oil-fish-organs-isnt-bad-it-looks <p>Environmental remediation scientists at <a href="http://uiswcmsweb.prod.lsu.edu/sce/sce/">LSU’s School of the Coast and Environment </a>have found remnants of crude oil in the hearts of pogy that live off Grand Isle.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://menhaden.gsmfc.org/">Pogy</a>, a </span>baitfish<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> more officially called menhaden, make up the second largest commercial catch in the United States. They’re not only resold as </span>baitfish<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but they’re also processed into fish oil and fish meal, making their way into vitamins, cosmetics and livestock feeds.</span></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 13342 at http://wrkf.org Why Finding Oil in Fish Organs Isn't as Bad as it Looks BP Ends Oil Spill Cleanup In Gulf, Except For Louisiana http://wrkf.org/post/bp-ends-oil-spill-cleanup-gulf-except-louisiana BP is ending its cleanup of the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill in three Gulf Coast states this month, leaving Louisiana as the only state with ongoing cleanup linked to the company's Deepwater Horizon Response effort. Reports of oil sightings in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida will soon be the U.S. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:50:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 11742 at http://wrkf.org BP Ends Oil Spill Cleanup In Gulf, Except For Louisiana Gulf Coast States Get Creative With BP Oil Spill Money http://wrkf.org/post/gulf-coast-states-get-creative-bp-oil-spill-money Gulf Coast states are lining up to spend $1 billion from BP on coastal restoration. The money is part of BP's legal responsibility to restore the Gulf of Mexico's natural resources in the aftermath of the worst oil disaster in U.S. history.<p>But the nature of some of the state projects, including boat ramps and a beachfront hotel, is raising questions about just what counts as coastal restoration.<p>Earlier this month, Alabama's Gov. Robert Bentley stood on a sugar white state park beach to announce plans for an $85 million lodge and conference center. Tue, 28 May 2013 22:13:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 11072 at http://wrkf.org Gulf Coast States Get Creative With BP Oil Spill Money