Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 21, 2013
BP oil still here, Louisiana says
United Press International. June 20, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS, June 20 (UPI) — A state authority in Louisiana said there was still oil left to be cleaned from coastal areas affected by the BP oil spill in 2010…” (Read more)
Public comment period for draft BP spill restoration plan is extended until July 8
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). June 20, 2013.
“The agency that will oversee the spending of billions of dollars in Clean Water Act fines resulting from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has extended until July 8 the public comment period on its initial plan and environmental assessment report…” (Read more)
Lawyer working on BP settlement claims suspended
By Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press. June 21, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawyer working for the court-appointed administrator reviewing claims arising from BP’s Gulf oil spill has been accused of collecting portions of settlement payments from a New Orleans law firm…” (Read more)
New caucus aims to stop increase in flood insurance premium
By Deborah Barfield Berry, The Advertiser (Washington, DC). June 20, 2013.
“Concern over increases in flood insurance rates has prompted Gulf Coast lawmakers to form a bipartisan caucus on the issue…” (Read more)
Unanswered Questions Still Dog BP Defendant’s Curious Case
By Loren Steffy, Forbes. June 20, 2013.
“The curious case of Kurt Mix gets curiouser and curiouser. Mix is a former BP engineer and the first person indicted in connection with the Deepwater Horizon disaster…” (Read more)