Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 2, 2013
Gulf oil spill trial set to resume Tuesday
The Associated Press. April 2, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS — A trial over the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster is scheduled to resume Tuesday with testimony expected from Halliburton employee Jesse Gagliano, who was on the rig at the time of the April 2010 explosion…” (Read more)
Flood insurance price hikes will devastate coastal homeowners
Editorial, The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald. April 2, 2013.
“Hurricane Katrina is not done with us yet. It, along with Hurricanes Rita and Wilma, forced the National Flood Insurance Program to borrow $21 billion from the U.S. Treasury. Now, Congress not only wants that money repaid, it demands that such a loan never again be necessary…” (Read more)
Patrick Juneau, BP Spill Claims Administrator, Urges Dismissal Of Company’s Lawsuit
By Jonathan Stempel, Reuters. April 1, 2013.
“April 1 (Reuters) – The administrator of BP Plc’s settlement with thousands of people and businesses who sued over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill urged a federal judge on Monday to end the company’s lawsuit over how he determines damages claims…” (Read more)