Latest Mississippi River Delta News: February 11, 2013
DoJ stresses BP’s role in Gulf oil spill
By Ed Crooks, Financial Times. February 8, 2010.
“BP employees were responsible for critical decisions that led to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, the US government has said in a court filing…” (Read more)
Transocean and federal prosecutors defend plea agreement in memo to judge; blame BP for Gulf oil spill
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). February 8, 2013.
“The Justice Department and Transocean filed a memo in federal court Friday defending the plea agreement the company recently reached with prosecutors for its role in the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In the memo, they argue that the plea deal, which requires Transocean to pay $400 million in fines and plead guilty to criminal environmental charges, was appropriate because BP is largely to blame for the tragic blowout of its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico…” (Read more)
A FEW MINUTES WITH … Steven Peyronnin
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). February 9, 2013.
“For the past six years, Steven Peyronnin has served as executive director of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, a nonprofit advocacy organization with a 25-year history of bringing together coastal interest groups in an effort to protect and restore a sustainable coastal Louisiana…” (Read more)