Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Jan. 30, 2015

01.30.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

BP oil spill: Study traces almost 10 million gallons to Gulf sea floor
By Jayalakshmi K, International Business Times. Jan. 30, 2015
“A study led by Florida State University Professor of Oceanography Jeff Chanton has found around 6 million to 10 million gallons buried in the sediment on the Gulf floor, about 62 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta.” (Read More)

With recent ruling, federal judge cuts at least $240 million from state’s BP fine
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. Jan. 26, 2015
“You don’t get credit for what you have to do – which is cleaning up the pollution you dumped on the Gulf,” said David Muth, National Wildlife Federation director of the Mississippi River Delta Restoration coalition. “It doesn’t matter whether it cost them $200 or $200 billion, it’s what they have to do. For them to claim some kind of moral credit for cleaning up even a spec of what they dumped is absurd.” (Read More)

BP Begs for Lower Fine for Deepwater Horizon
By Tessa Stuart, Audubon Magazine. Jan. 22, 2015
“The outcome from this decision must send a clear and powerful signal to every other operator in the Gulf: deep-sea drilling is risky business, and they must protect their employees, our communities and our ecosystems,” the groups wrote in a joint statement released last week. “BP chose not to do that, so they deserve to pay the maximum fines allowed by law.” (Read More)