Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 4, 2013
Gulf oil spill judge troubled by Halliburton’s trial conduct
By Harry R. Weber, FuelFix. April 4, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS –The federal judge overseeing the civil trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Thursday he is “troubled” by Halliburton’s “pattern” of conduct in not turning over documents, test results and other materials related to the cement that was used on the ill-fated well project…” (Read more)
Cameron Dismissed From All Claims in BP Gulf Spill Case
By Allen Johnson Jr., Margaret Cronin Fisk and Jef Feeley, Bloomberg. April 4, 2013.
“Cameron International Corp. (CAM) won dismissal from all claims arising from BP Plc’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill after a judge said there was no evidence showing the company was at fault for the disaster…” (Read more)
BP: Chef Folse’s company not a seafood processor, shouldn’t get claim money
By David Hammer, WWWL-TV. April 3, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS — When BP hosted an event at the London Olympics to promote Gulf seafood and highlight its oil-spill cleanup efforts, Louisiana chef John Folse appeared in his BP chef coat with several tons of seafood dishes his company cooked up and shipped overseas from his manufacturing plant in Donaldsonville…” (Read more)
Audit says Katrina aid may have been misspent
The Associated Press. April 3, 2013.
“WASHINGTON — Federal investigators said Wednesday that as much as $700 million in federal aid intended to help some 24,000 Louisiana families elevate their homes after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 may have been misspent…” (Read more)
Senate bill would halt commercial red-snapper harvest off Louisiana coast
By Todd Masson, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 3, 2013.
“Just a week after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cut the federal red snapper season off Louisiana’s coast down to nine days, Sen. Bret Allain (R-Franklin) has filed a bill that would prohibit the harvest, sale or transportation for sale of red snapper in Louisiana…” (Read more)
Coast Guard, DEQ investigating widespread reports of chemical odors
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 3, 2013.
“The Coast Guard and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality are investigating widespread reports of odors, ranging from burning rubber to oil and gas, in the New Orleans area, according to spokesmen for both agencies…” (Read more)
Groups Gather in Weeks Bay, Alabama to Create a Vision For a Restored Gulf
By Michelle Erenberg, Gulf Restoration Network. April 3, 2013.
“Last week, conservation, faith-based, civil rights and community organizations from across the Gulf Coast came together for the 4th Annual Gulf Gathering…” (Read more)