Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 22, 2013
Deepwater Horizon: Surviving the oil spill – interactive video
BBC News. April 18, 2013.
“Three years on from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which devastated the Gulf Coast of the US, the residents of Grand Isle, Louisiana, are still living with the effects of the disaster…” (Read more)
Congress needs to hold the corps accountable: Editorial
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 21, 2013.
“U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval spoke for South Louisiana residents last week when he expressed frustration that there is no way to hold the Army Corps of Engineers legally accountable for levee failures during Hurricane Katrina…” (Read more)
BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill draws wide array of comments on 3rd anniversary
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 19, 2013.
“A variety of elected officials and representatives of industry and environmental organizations are marking Saturday’s third anniversary of the blowout of the BP Macondo well…” (Read more)
BP Spill Trial Testimony Ends For First Phase Of Case
By Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press. April 17, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Testimony concluded Wednesday for the first phase of a high-stakes trial over the deadly 2010 rig explosion that led to the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, but the presiding judge didn’t immediately rule in the case…” (Read more)
Graham says Gulf is safer since spill, but needs restoration
By Chip Skambis, WUFT (Gainesville, Fla.). April 19, 2013.
“Saturday marks the third anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…” (Read more)
Florida Sues BP On Third Anniversary Of Gulf Oil Spill
By James L. Rosica, The Associated Press. April 20, 2013.
“TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The state of Florida filed a lawsuit Saturday against oil company BP and cement contractor Halliburton over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, becoming the fourth state to seek damages for the 2010 disaster…” (Read more)
BP Spill: Three Years On Oil Still Lingers in the Gulf Coast
By Maureen Nandini Mitra, Earth Island Journal. April 20, 2013.
“Three years after an explosion at British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers, injured dozens, and set off the worst oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, the waters along Gulf Coast seems almost back to normal…” (Read more)
Fishermen on Three Years of BP Disaster: “How are we ever going to get through this?”
Bridge the Gulf. April 19, 2013.
“Three years since the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico set off the worst oil disaster in United States history, BP Chief Bob Dudley says everything is fine in the Gulf of Mexico…” (Read more)
Louisiana and other coastal states deserve a fair share of oil revenues: Mary Landrieu
By Sen. Mary Landrieu for The Times-Picayune. April 19, 2013.
“It has been three years since the Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 men and injuring dozens of others, severely impacting the economy of the Gulf Coast and polluting our fragile ecosystem with millions of barrels of oil…” (Read more)