Louisiana's Coastal Insects Still Dying From BP Oil Spill: Researcher

"Insects living in wetland grasses along Louisiana's coast oiled in the aftermath of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster are still dying, the result of exposure to remaining oil in the marsh almost four years later, Louisiana State University entomologist Linda Hooper-Bui said Wednesday.

BP in a response late Wednesday said any oil reaching the shoreline was stripped of compounds that might damage wildlife.

Speaking at the State of the Coast conference in New Orleans, Hooper-Bui described the results of research on a variety of insects living in coastal grasses."

Mark Schleifstein reports for the New Orleans Times-Picayune March 19, 2014.

Thursday, March 20, 2014