Latest Mississippi River Delta News: December 17, 2012
Louisiana looms large in oil spill case
By Emily Pickrell, FuelFix. December 17, 2012.
“BP has negotiated settlements with thousands of individuals harmed in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and cut a plea bargain on federal criminal charges…” (Read more)
BP fines from RESTORE Act may still be distributed locally
By Steve Alexander. Fox10 TV. December 16, 2012.
“MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – There may be some encouraging news about whether the federal government will shift money from fines imposed on BP for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill to the federal government…” (Read more)
Louisiana river project sparks contentious debate
By Rick Jervis, USA Today. December 13, 2012.
“NEW ORLEANS — To coastal scientists, releasing thousands of gallons of fresh water into southern Louisiana’s briny swampland would help revitalize wetlands that have vanished over the years…” (Read more)
What we heard from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Meeting
By Michelle Erenberg, Gulf Restoration Network. December 13, 2012.
“This week the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council met for the first time in Mobile, AL. This Council, established by the RESTORE Act, will oversee spending of the 80% of the Clean Water Act fines BP will pay for the 2010 oil disaster…” (Read more)