Latest Mississippi River Delta News: January 30, 2013

01.30.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

BP Wins Final Approval of Guilty Plea Over Gulf Oil Spill
By Jef Feeley and Allen Johnson Jr., Bloomberg. January 29, 2013.
“BP Plc (BP/) won final approval of a $4 billion guilty plea that resolves all criminal charges against the company related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…” (Read more)

What others are saying about BP’s $4 billion Deepwater Horizon criminal settlement
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). January 29, 2013.
“U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance on Tuesday approved a plea agreement between the U.S. government and global oil giant BP that requires the company to pay $4 billion in fines to settle criminal charges stemming from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in April 2010, which killed 11, injured dozens more and led to the worst oil spill in U.S. history…” (Read more)

Sport Anglers Gear up for Role in Gulf Restoration Strategy
Fly Rod + Reel Online. January 29, 2013.
“WASHINGTON – Restoration of the fisheries, natural resources and economies devastated by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill progressed today with the release of a federal plan detailing implementation of the RESTORE the Gulf Coast Act, which was signed into law last year…” (Read more)

Supervisors oppose La. levee study
By Dwayne Brember, The Sea Coast Echo (Bay St. Louis, Miss.). January 29, 2013.
“Some have said it will never happen — others have said it would be too expensive and that the government would never allow something that would adversely affect South Mississippi…” (Read more)

Experts: Clarity, trust key in crisis
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). January 30, 2013.
“Letting people know what risks they face after a disaster takes not only reliable science, but also the ability to inform them in a way they can understand and trust, according to speakers at a conference Tuesday at LSU…” (Read more)

Inside GoCoast 2020’s report: Research, tourism, transportation needs outlined
By April M. Havens, The (Pascagoula) Mississippi Press. January 29, 2013.
“The Mississippi coast now has a road map to guide it in spending millions in RESTORE Act funds the state expects to receive from the 2010 BP oil spill, leaders announced this week…” (Read more)

Scientists examine spill’s effect on Gulf birds
By Nikki Buskey, The Houma (La.) Courier. January 29, 2013.
“The last of four pelicans oiled during Hurricane Isaac was released into the Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area earlier this month…” (Read more)

Pelicans Invade the NBA!
By Aaron Viles, Gulf Restoration Network. January 29, 2013.
“With the news that the NBA was backing Tom Benson’s decision to change his team’s name from the Hornets to the Pelicans, Louisiana’s state bird was back in the news…” (Read more)