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EPA in cahoots with Ag industry to poison Gulf of Mexico with agricultural chemicals

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) is asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to vacate an order that forces the agency to rule on whether federal regulations are necessary to curb the flow of pollutants - mostly from agricultural run-off - into the Mississippi River.

The pollutants, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper, are major contributors to a low-oxygen "dead zone" that forms along the Louisiana coastline every spring, as farmers up-river plant crops throughout the Midwest.

Dozens of dead marine mammals, turtles in Gulf this year, NOAA says |

Reports of dozens of stranded dolphins, whales, and sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico continue to pile up in the first two months of 2012, with federal officials tallying 48 marine mammals, mostly dolphins, and 87 sea turtles. Only a handful of marine mammal strandings were of live animals that may have been saved. None of the turtles were alive.

Gulf of Mexico oil spill liability rulings filed

In a major ruling in the oil spill litigation, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled Wednesday that BP and Anadarko are responsible parties under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and are liable for civil penalties under the Clean Water Act for the undersea discharge of oil from the ill-fated Macondo well.