Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Feb. 24, 2015

02.24.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

BP appeal U.S. judge’s ruling on size of Gulf oil spill
Reuters. Feb. 23, 2015
“BP Plc on Monday appealed a federal judge’s finding of the size of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which leaves the company potentially liable to pay $13.7 billion in fines.” (Read More)
Scalise hails judge’s rejection of BP bid to reduce fines
Ripon Advance Reports. Feb. 24, 2015
“After nearly five years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster, it is time for the Clean Water Act fines to be settled so that RESTORE Act funds can be used to rehabilitate Louisiana’s coast from the devastating impacts of the spill,” Scalise said. “Judge Barbier’s court ruling is a victory for Louisiana’s recovery from that tragedy, as well as the rest of the Gulf Coast states. Five years is far too long for the people of Louisiana to wait to preserve and restore our coastal wetlands.” (Read More)
BP statement on restitution for Deepwater Horizon oil spill
MSNBC. Feb. 23, 2015
“No company has done more to respond to an industrial accident, and we are extremely proud of our economic and environmental restoration work.” (Read More)