Latest Mississippi River Delta News: January 4, 2013

01.04.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Rig Owner Will Settle With U.S. in Gulf Spill
By John Schwartz, The New York Times. January 3, 2012.
“The driller whose floating Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew out in 2010, causing a massive oil spill, has agreed to settle civil and criminal claims with the federal government for $1.4 billion, the Justice Department announced Thursday…” (Read more)

Transocean to pay $1.4B fine for Gulf oil spill
Donna Leinwand Leger, USA TODAY. January 13, 2012.
“Transocean, the drilling company that owned the oil rig implicated in the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, will plead guilty to violating the Clean Water Act and pay a $1.4 billion fine, the Justice Department said Thursday…” (Read more)

Transocean Pleads Guilty to Environmental Crimes from Deepwater Horizon
Maritime Executive. January 3, 2013.
“Transocean Deepwater Inc. has agreed to plead guilty to violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) and to pay a total of $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines and penalties, for its conduct in relation to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Department of Justice announced today…” (Read more)

Transocean’s $1.4 billion settlement of Clean Water Act, safety violations prompts comments from public officials, environmental groups
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. January 3, 2013.
“Comments on Transocean’s agreement to a $1.4 billion criminal and civil settlement of Clean Water Act and offshore drilling safety violations stemming from the 2010 fire and sinking of its Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which led to the two-month flow of oil and gas from BP’s Macondo well off Lousiana’s coastline…” (Read more)