Gulf of Mexico http://wlrn.org en Phase 2 Of BP Trial Focuses On Amount Of Spilled Oil http://wlrn.org/post/phase-two-bp-trial-focuses-amount-spilled-oil In a New Orleans courtroom this week, BP and the federal government are arguing over how much oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=127868273">Deepwater Horizon explosion</a> in 2010.<p>Oil flowed from the out-of-control well for nearly three months. Just how much oil spilled will be key in determining the amount BP will have to pay in federal fines and penalties.<p>Attorneys for both the U.S. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:00:21 +0000 Jeff Brady 21794 at http://wlrn.org Phase 2 Of BP Trial Focuses On Amount Of Spilled Oil Massive Molasses Spill Devastates Honolulu Marine Life http://wlrn.org/post/massive-molasses-spill-devastates-honolulu-marine-life "Everything down there is dead."<p>That's one stunning quote from <a href="http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/23409767/underwater-video-uncovers-mass-kill-from-matson-molasses-spill" target="_blank">Hawaii News Now's latest report</a> about the devastating damage that's been done to the marine life off Honolulu's Sand Island by 233,000 gallons of molasses that were spilled into Honolulu harbor on Monday.<p>Gary Gill, deputy director of Hawaii's Environmental Health Division of the Health Department, tells the news station that "this is the worst environmental damage to sea life that I have com Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:27:06 +0000 Mark Memmott 20494 at http://wlrn.org Massive Molasses Spill Devastates Honolulu Marine Life La. Flood Board Sues Oil Industry Over Wetlands http://wlrn.org/post/la-flood-board-sues-oil-industry-destroying-wetlands Since the 1930s, Louisiana has lost roughly as much land as makes up the state of Delaware.<p>"If you put the state of Delaware between New Orleans and the ocean, we wouldn't need any levees at all," says John Barry, vice president of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East. "There is this large buffer of land that has disappeared, and that buffer makes New Orleans much more vulnerable to hurricanes."<p>Barry's board has the job of maintaining and improving the levee system that the federal government fortified after Hurricane Katrina pummeled the city in 2005. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:00:28 +0000 Elizabeth Shogren 17983 at http://wlrn.org La. Flood Board Sues Oil Industry Over Wetlands