Latest Mississippi River Delta News: January 29, 2013
BP guilty plea for Gulf oil spill to be considered by federal judge on Tuesday
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). January 28, 2013.
“U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance will hold a hearing Tuesday on whether to accept a guilty plea agreement by BP that requires the company to pay $4 billion in fines and other payments to settle criminal charges — including felony manslaughter — stemming from the disastrous 2010 Gulf oil spill and the and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig…” (Read more)
Teens learn about coastal restoration at youth summit
By Nikki Buskey, The Houma (La.) Courier. January 28, 2013.
“Local high school students will hit the road this weekend to learn about issues facing our coast and get their hands dirty working on their own restoration project…” (Read more)
GoCoast 2020 Commission releases final report
Mississippi Press. January 28, 2013.
“BILOXI, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant’s plan for restoring Mississippi’s coastal areas with funds from the BP oil spill focuses on workforce training and programs to bring more high-tech communications and better transportation services to the region…” (Read more)