New Orleans, La. – More than 350 turtles have been collected, most of which were dead. Those rescued are taken to wildlife stations for cleaning and observation. Barbara Schroeder is the national sea turtle coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
New Orleans, La. – The Republican lawmaker says up to 60,000 jobs are at risk if the oil industry leaves the Gulf. He suggests that drilling continue, but stop just before hitting oil reserves.
"Once the moratorium ends and if we allow them to resume drilling, at least the time gap is not wasted. But at the same time we're able to keep the rigs here and keep jobs here rather than have them go someplace else and not returning for years."
New Orleans, La. – New York Congressman Ed Towns, a Democrat, has been meeting with government agencies in the Gulf Coast battling the oil spill. The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee says a new plan to split up staff in charge of oversight from those imposing fines is worth a try.
New Orleans, La. – 2010 New Orleans Vieux-To-Do combines 3 festivals in one weekend in the French Quarter. The Cajun-Zydeco Festival headlining Grammy winning Buckwheat Zydeco joins the Louisiana Seafood Festival and the French Market's Creole Tomato Festival for a 3 day celebration, June 11th through 13th.
New Orleans, La. – Over a century's worth of hidden art treasures tell the story of the Black experience in Beyond the Blues: Reflections on African America from the Fine Arts Collection of the Amistad Research Center. On view at the New Orleans Museum of Art through July 11th.