A five-year cycle of contamination and erosion set in motion by BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill has decimated a small island that once held thriving colonies of brown pelicans, gulls, and wading birds in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay. Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition, an environmental watchdog and advocacy group comprised of officials from the Environmental Defense Fund, the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, and Restore or Retreat last week sponsored a press trip across Barataria Bay from Port Sulphur to East Grand Terre Island. The Times-Picayune reported ... Read More
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