Latest Mississippi River Delta News: January 7, 2012

01.07.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Transocean’s $1.4B oil spill deal will help Gulf
By Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press. January 4, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS — A $1.4 billion settlement between the Justice Department and Deepwater Horizon rig owner Transocean Ltd. will pump hundreds of millions of dollars into projects designed to help the Gulf Coast recover from the nation’s largest offshore oil spill…” (Read more)

Corps says $10.3 billion, 98-mile Morganza to the Gulf levee plan is cost-effective
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). January 4, 2013.
“The Army Corps of Engineers has released a revised $10.3 billion proposal to build the Morganza to the Gulf levee that would protect Houma and surrounding communities from hurricane storm surges…” (Read more)

Our Views: Bird count helps nature
Editorial, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). January 6, 2013.
“Christmas has passed, but for Baton Rouge area birdwatchers, the real conclusion of the holiday season is Saturday, when the Baton Rouge Audubon Society hosts its Christmas Bird Count. The New Orleans Audubon Society held its Christmas Bird Count Dec. 22…” (Read more)

Big News from the Deepwater Drilling Disaster
By Aaron Viles, Gulf Restoration Network. January 4, 2013.
“In big news for the Gulf, the Department of Justice announced a plea agreement with Transocean, the owner and operator of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, for their role in the 2010 BP drilling disaster…” (Read more)