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7:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Report: Gulf 'Wildlife' Tourism Is $19 Billion Industry

A screenshot of the beginning of the wildlife tourism report.

A new report from the Environmental Defense Fund and Walton Family Foundation estimates wildlife tourism along the Gulf of Mexico is a $19 billion industry. Local officials want that report used as evidence to back up claims for future BP fine money.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

BP Appealing Claim Process

A federal appeals court is deciding if BP can back away from its damage-claim process set up last year. At issue are methods used by businesses claiming losses from the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

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Environment
6:13 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

40,000-Pound Tar Mat Discovered Off La. Coast

Oil boom and bags of soiled sand lay on a Grand Isle beach in June 2010.
Jason Saul WWNO

A 20-ton tar mat has been discovered off the coast of the Grand Terre barrier island, CNN is reporting.

The 40,000-pound mix of oil, sand, shells and seawater was dug out of the shallows by workers off Grand Terre over the last few weeks, according to Lt. Commander Natalie Murphy, a Coast Guard spokeswoman.

Murphy told CNN the tar mat was approximately 165 feet long and stretched about 65 feet wide, though only about 15% of the total weight was oil.

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BP Oil Spill
7:00 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Coast Guard Winding Up BP Spill Cleanup In 3 States, But Not In Louisiana

The Coast Guard is winding up its clean-up work in three Gulf Coast states with beaches soiled by the BP oil spill. But operations in Louisiana are continuing.

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BP Oil Spill
1:50 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

BP Ends Oil Spill Cleanup In Gulf, Except For Louisiana

BP is scaling back its cleanup efforts from the Deepwater Horizon oilspill in areas outside Louisiana. Here, a photo from last September shows alluvial clay and tar mats on the shore of Elmer's Island, in Jefferson Parish, La.
Gerald Herbert AP

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. Coast Guard's responsibility to investigate.

For NPR's Newscast unit, Debbie Elliott reports:

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Community
8:24 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Community Impact Series: Boat People SOS Helping Communities Recover From Katrina And BP Oil Spill

An organization formed to help people fleeing the Vietnam War establish themselves in the U.S. is now helping a Gulf Coast community deal with the impact of much more recent history.

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Red River Radio
9:50 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Northwestern State Student Lands Internship Studying BP Oil Spill At Columbia University

A Northwestern State University student is preparing for a prestigious summer internship at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York. Christina Palomo of Los Angeles will travel from Natchitoches to New York later this month to help Columbia scientists study the environmental consequences of the 2010 BP oil spill. The biology major said she’ll work alongside two geochemists.

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BP Oil Spill
4:46 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

New Orleans' CAC Leads Way For Nonprofit BP Claims

Plaquemines Parish coastline after the BP spill, June 2010.
Kris Krug

The legal fallout from BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been ongoing, as the civil trial makes its way through the courts. In the meantime, some New Orleans groups that were not eligible for claims money have found that they do qualify under a new claims process. Though they are filing quickly, BP is now appealing that formula.

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WRKF
12:39 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Interviews: Seafood Marketer Chris Nelson, Author Victoria Sweet

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 11:20 am

Jim talks with Chris Nelson, with the Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition, about the state of his industry--three years after the BP oil spill.

Journalist and political blogger Tom Aswell, of "Louisiana Voice", talks about his ongoing battle with Jindal Administration department heads over transparency.

Author Victoria Sweet discusses her latest book, "God's Hotel"


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Environment
12:00 pm
Sat April 20, 2013

BP Oil Remains On Louisiana Coast 3 Years After Spill

Today marks the three-year anniversary of the BP oil spill. Some of the oil that spilled off the Louisiana coast remains in plain view.

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