St. Bernard Parish
“I've never had a racist bone in my body."
Scientists gathered in Alabama last month said their current research on impacts of the 2010 BP spill will help authorities deal with future disasters.
BP oil and tar that washed ashore or was uncovered in Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Bernard and other Louisiana parishes during Hurricane Isaac is settling into wetlands and shutting some public beaches.
Dolphins are washing up dead while fish disappear as oil and dispersants from BP's 2010 spill lurk in Gulf waters and marshes.
New Orleans and nearby parishes plan to collect Christmas trees to build brush fences in bayous for marsh rebuilding this January even though the state decided to ax its funding for the program awhile ago.