Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 5, 2013
U.S. launches new “stop work” rules for safety on oil rigs
By Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters. April 4, 2013.
“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday laid out its latest requirements to enhance safety for offshore oil and gas drillers, as the government pushes companies to advance worker protections…” (Read more)
Fishy fortune: Boss’s Bayou St. John prediction comes true
By Todd Masson, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 4, 2013.
“If you want to earn brownie points with the boss, it never hurts to prove him right. That’s exactly what Darren Bourgeois did over the weekend while fishing in the heart of New Orleans…” (Read more)
Jackson County Chamber to host roundtable update of BP oil spill fines
By April M. Havens, The Mississippi Press. April 4, 2013.
“PASCAGOULA, Mississippi — The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Breakfast Roundtable next week to update the public on RESTORE Act funds and the state’s GoCoast 2020 report…” (Read more)
ExxonMobil Chalmette Refinery likely cause of odor in city on Wednesday, Coast Guard says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 4, 2013.
“A spill of condensate water from the flare system at the ExxonMobil Chalmette Refinery was the likely cause of the odor that wafted over the city on Wednesday, prompting hundreds of residents to report smells of burning tires and oil, according to the Coast Guard…” (Read more)
Hurricane center: We’ll warn about storms even when post-tropical
By Eliot Kleinberg, The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post. April 4, 2013.
“Semantics can be a big thing.
Forecasters said they believe that this past fall, when the National Hurricane Center said that Sandy no longer was a hurricane but instead something called a “post-tropical storm,” a lot of people along the U.S. Northeast coast let down their guard…” (Read more)