Latest Mississippi River Delta News: January 17, 2013

01.17.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Family members of BP Deepwater Horizon accident victims criticize company’s $4.5 billion criminal settlement
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). January 15, 2013.
“At least five family members of workers killed in the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and one injured worker have filed victim statements in response to BP’s proposed $4.5 billion settlement of criminal charges stemming from the accident…” (Read more)

Ken Salazar leaving a legacy of change
By Darren Goode, Politico. January 17, 2013.
“Major changes in the Interior Department’s oversight of oil and gas drilling will be among the lasting outcomes of Ken Salazar’s tenure…” (Read more)

Levee Repairs Needed Across America, Including Washington, D.C., Dallas And More, Study Says
By John Flesher and Cain Burdeau, Associated Press. January 17, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and property in 37 states…” (Read more)