Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 26, 2013
BP oil spill trial: Federal judge issues order outlining key questions
By Richard Thompson, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 24, 2013.
"The federal judge overseeing the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill litigation issued an order Wednesday (April 24) outlining what he believes are the key questions from the first phase of the sprawling civil trial, which wrapped up a week ago…" (Read more)
Analysis: BP's legal gamble may trim spill bill by billions
By Kathy Finn and Braden Reddall, Reuters. April 22, 2013.
"(Reuters) – BP Plc's attempt to get a U.S. federal court to pin at least a sizeable amount of the blame for the Deepwater Horizon disaster on other companies may have saved it billions of dollars…" (Read more)
A Deadly Paradox: Scientists Discover the Agent Used in Gulf Spill Cleanup Is Destroying Marine Life
By David Kirby, Take Part. April 25, 2013.
"Three years ago, when BP’s Deepwater Horizon began leaking some 210 million gallons of Louisiana Crude into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. government allowed the company to apply chemical “dispersants” to the blossoming oil slick to prevent toxic gunk from reaching the fragile bays, beaches, and mangroves of the coast, where so much marine life originates…" (Read more)
Landrieu's re-election appeal: 'I'm indispensible' for restoring Louisiana's coast
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. April 23, 2013.
"WASHINGTON — Preparing to run for a 4th term next year in a state significantly more conservative and Republican then when she won her first Senate campaign in 1996, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is laying out the major argument she'll make to voters: That she has the seniority and relationships on Capitol Hill to get things done for her state…" (Read more)
States Sue Feds Over Red Snapper Season
By Cameron Langford, Courthouse News Service. April 25, 2013.
"BROWNSVILLE, Texas (CN) – Texas and Louisiana sued Uncle Sam to try to block a rule that would shorten the red snapper fishing season in the Gulf of Mexico…" (Read more)
Editorial: Keep RESTORE local
The Pensacola News Journal. April 25, 2013.
"We remain cautiously optimistic that state Sen. Don Gaetz and his colleagues in Tallahassee will continue to allow Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to decide how best to spend money that will be sent here as compensation from the 2010 oil spill…" (Read more)