Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Dec. 9, 2013

12.09.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Gulf gets more restoration projects from BP fund
By Janet McConnaughey and Jeff Amy, Associated Press. Dec. 6, 2013.
“Restoring the oil-stained Gulf of Mexico coastline is critical to the Obama administration’s fight against climate change, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Friday…” (read more)

New report sheds light on damage from BP oil spill
By Al Jazeera and Associated Press. Dec. 7, 2013.
“A new federal proposal on remedies to damage stemming from the 2010 BP oil spill shed light on the environmental impact of the spill, and caused controversy among environmentalists when it was presented Friday…” (read more)

U.S. announces projects to help recover from 2010 Gulf oil spill
By UPI. Dec. 6, 2013.
“U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has announced the third and largest phase of early restoration projects linked to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill…” (read more)

BP gives $627 million to restoration projects along Gulf of Mexico (+Video)
By Jaclyn Kelly, WWL TV (New Orleans, La.). Dec. 6, 2013.
“BP is giving $627 million to fund early restoration projects, and $340 million of that will be spent right here in Louisiana. The plan includes some 44 projects across five states…” (read more)

First Gulf oil spill natural resource study reveals extensive damage in shoreline, deepwater habitats (+Video)
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La).
“The extensive damage caused by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the ensuing cleanup efforts to natural resources along the shoreline and in deepwater habitats of the Gulf of Mexico were outlined for the first time Friday (Dec. 6) in a comprehensive environmental assessment…” (read more)

Latest oil spill recovery projects include local islands
By Xerxes Wilson, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). Dec. 6, 2013.
“About $340 million worth of work, much of it to restore barrier islands off the Terrebonne and Lafourche coasts, is included in the latest round of projects aimed at restoring the coast after 2010’s Gulf oil spill…” (read more)

NOAA Asks for public comment on proposed Deepwater Horizon oil spill early restoration plan and projects
By eNews Park Forest. Dec. 6, 2013.
“Trustees include 44 projects in $627 million, multi-agency draft plan to restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses, oysters, and lost recreation…” (read more)

BP to halt Deepwater loss payments during review
By Sean McLernon, Law360. Dec. 6, 2013.
“The Louisiana federal judge overseeing the Deepwater Horizon multidistrict litigation suspended all business economic loss payments from BP PLC’s $9.2 billion settlement with property owners on Thursday following a recent Fifth Circuit ruling calling for greater scrutiny of the claims process…” (read more)

BP pushes technical limits to tap extreme fields
By Jonathan Fahey, Associated Press. Dec. 5, 2013.
“BP’s strategy after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy: Go deeper. […]Environmentalists are alarmed. “You hope (BP) has learned their lesson, but the nature of the business is that there are going to be spills, there is human error,” says Athan Manuel, director of the Sierra Club’s lands protection program. ” (read more)