Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper's Updates

Press Release - Public Website Created for Examination of Environmental Sampling Data

LOUISIANA ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION NETWORK AND REPRESENTING ATTORNEY STUART SMITH CREATE WEBSITE FOR PUBLIC EXAMINATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLING DATA IN AREAS IMPACTED BY BP CATASTROPHE
 
http://bostonchemicaldata.com/LEAN/

Testing Results Returning With High Levels

Report by: Wilma Subra

Results of sampling  performed by the Lower Mississippi River Keeper in the Lower Atchafalaya Bay area on August 2, 2010



Collecting oysters from Oyster Bayou Collecting oysters from Oyster Bayou

Dead Bird Island - Terrebonne Parish

We continued our sampling efforts last week in Terrebonne Bay with Chief Chuckie Verdin of the Pointe Au Chien indian community.

Dead Bird Island - Terrebonne Parish

We continued our sampling efforts last week in Terrebonne Bay with Chief Chuckie Verdin of the Pointe Au Chien indian community.

BP Disaster Continues to Wreak Death and Destruction

LEAN member and New Orleans photographer Jerry Moran revisited Raccoon Island on August 8, 2010 to find more of the same death and destruction that he found on his visit on July 18, 2010.

Of his July 18, 2010 trip to Raccoon Island Jerry wrote:

Gulf of Mexico Water and Soil Sampling Video

In our continuing effort to document and learn from the trajic events of the BP drilling disaster we are conducting regular excursions to the Mississippi Delta, taking water and soil samples and an efforts to determine what linguiring effects the spill will have on the toxcicty of our vanishing wetlands.

SoLa - Louisiana Water Stories - Movie Premiere and Art Show

Join LEAN and the Lower Mississippi RIVERKEEPER for a one time movie premiere with renown filmmaker Jon Bowermaster.

Where has all the BP oil gone?

The question, 'where has all the oil gone?' has been answered in the media in recent days by scientists providing much speculation about how the oil may go away but little hard data about what is actually happening in the Gulf. We cannot let the future of the Gulf rest on speculation.

The danger of this conjecture is that people are already beginning to tune out and assume that everything is fine, even within the spill response.

So, where is the oil?

Scientists: BP dispersants have made spill more toxic

Group working for law firms suing BP cites 'compelling evidence

by Amna Nawaz, Rich Gardella and Lisa Myers, NBC News
NBC News Investigative Unit

Lisa Myers' report on oil dispersants will air tonight, Friday July 30, on NBC Nightly News!

Amid growing concern about the use of dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico, a group of scientists working for law firms suing BP says their testing indicates that the dispersants being used to break up the oil are making this spill even more toxic to marine life.

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