New Orleans, LA – Thousands who fish for a living face the loss of their livelihoods because of the ongoing oil disaster. Many of these fishers are Vietnamese, who face an added hurdle to obtaining compensation and work from BP because of inadequate interpreting services. Zoe Sullivan has the story for WWNO
New Orleans, La. – Governor Jindal says BP has yet to provide details of how it would move clean-up crews away from the oil spilling into four states.
"One of the things they've asked them to do is to commit about the specific evacuation staging areas, where they'll go and locate. Earlier we'd them for their plan. It wasn't adequate. We've asked them to update it."
New Orleans, La. – Artists from across the Gulf Coast and beyond team up to help communities impacted by BP oil spill with the exhibit, Our Gulf Coast, on view at LeMieux Galleries, 332 Julia Street, through July 24th.
New Orleans, LA – Scores of health professionals from across the US and beyond convened yesterday in New Orleans at the Hotel Monteleone for a 2-day workshop on the human health effects of the Gulf oil disaster. Zoe Sullivan was there for WWNO and files this report.
Buster Holmes World Famous Red Beans and Rice (Serves 6 - 8)
1 lb. red beans 1 lb. smoked ham hock 1 onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped Salt and pepper to taste 2 cloves garlic 1 stick margarine
Pick through beans to remove any rocks. Wash beans and cover with water. Add onion, bell pepper, ham hock and garlic. Cook on slow fire till done (about 2 hours). Add salt, pepper and margarine and cook five minutes. Serve on rice with Louisiana hot sauce and French bread and butter.
New Orleans, La. – The judge sided with the supply companies' argument that the Interior Department's six-month ban on new drilling was an arbitrary reaction to BP's disastrous well explosion. They said there's no reason to believe other wells pose an immediate threat. Eric Smith of the Tulane Energy Institute says the industry's economic concerns won't be settled until the case is decided.