New report sheds light on damage from BP oil spill

A new federal proposal on remedies to damage stemming from the 2010 BP oil spill shed light on the environmental impact of the spill, and caused controversy among environmentalists when it was presented Friday.
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell presented the plan of 44 restoration projects at a national park outside New Orleans.
The report also included briefs of several studies that provided clues as to the extent of the damage caused by the spill. The studies showed myriad environmental issues that could be traced back to the incident, including trouble with growing oysters, concerns about the health of bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, waterfowl and coral reefs, according to analysis by the Times-Picayune.

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Photo: Tannen Maury/EPA

New report sheds light on damage from BP oil spill

A new federal proposal on remedies to damage stemming from the 2010 BP oil spill shed light on the environmental impact of the spill, and caused controversy among environmentalists when it was presented Friday.

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell presented the plan of 44 restoration projects at a national park outside New Orleans.

The report also included briefs of several studies that provided clues as to the extent of the damage caused by the spill. The studies showed myriad environmental issues that could be traced back to the incident, including trouble with growing oysters, concerns about the health of bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, waterfowl and coral reefs, according to analysis by the Times-Picayune.

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Photo: Tannen Maury/EPA

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