Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 30, 2013

04.30.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Washed away
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). April 29, 2013.
“Yellow Cotton Bay, officially, no longer exists…” (Read more)

New output, trading lift BP profits above forecast
By Andrew Callus, Reuters. April 30, 2013.
“(Reuters) – BP Plc profits beat analyst expectations by almost $1 billion (644 million pounds) in the first quarter, helped by two new oilfields and a strong performance from its trading division…” (Read more)

BP faces wave of 2,200 lawsuits over Deepwater Horizon disaster
By Guy Chazan, The Financial Times. April 30, 2013.
“BP has been hit with a flurry of 2,200 lawsuits linked to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster as individuals, companies and government entities scramble to meet a three-year deadline for spill-related claims against the energy group…” (Read more)

Army Corps of Engineers awards contract for Plaquemines Parish levee
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 29, 2013.
“The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $41.6 million levee enlargement contract for the west bank of Plaquemines Parish that will raise a section from Oakville to La Reussite to create protection from a so-called 50-year storm. It will be built to protect against storm surge created by a hurricane with a 2-percent chance of occurring each year…” (Read more)

Rising Mississippi River prompts inspections, restrictions on work near levees
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 29, 2013.
“A rising Mississippi River has prompted the Army Corps of Engineers to activate the first phase of its flood-fighting program, including increased levee inspections and restrictions on work within 1,500 feet of any river levee…” (Read more)

What We Think: Three years later, recovery continues
Editorial, The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, La.). April 29, 2013.
“It’s hard to believe three years have passed since the BP oil spill grabbed national headlines and airtime…” (Read more)