Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 27, 2013
40,000-pound tar mat unearthed on Grand Terre
By Nikki Buskey, Houma Courier. June 26, 2013.
“A 40,000-pound tar mat unearthed in the surf off Grand Terre island is a sign that three years after the Gulf oil spill, the disaster continues to affect the Louisiana coast, state and environmental officials said Wednesday…” (Read more).
Corps of Engineers allocates funds to finish study for West Shore Lake Pontchartrain levee in St. John
By Juliet Linderman. The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). June 26, 2013.
“The Army Corps of Engineers has earmarked $828,340 to complete a feasibility study for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain levee project in St. John Parish, a $700 million hurricane protection system that has been in the works for more than 40 years…” (Read more).
BP warns some Gulf oil spill claimants that they may have to give some money back
By Harry R. Weber. The Houston Chronicle. June 26, 2013.
“BP is warning some businesses that received compensation from its multibillion-dollar Gulf oil spill settlement that they may have to give the money back if the company wins its appeal of the claims…” (Read more).
Louisiana: The Threat of Carbon Pollution
By KLFY (Lafayette, La.). June 26, 2013.
“WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, the President delivered remarks at Georgetown University, laying out his vision for a comprehensive plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it.” (Read more).
BP Claims to Be Victim in New Orleans Oil Spill
By Andrew Ostler. JD Journal. June 26, 2013.
“British Petroleum was the real victim of the New Orleans oil spill, or at least that is what the company is claiming in thousands of legal letters and full page newspaper advertisements. The company, which is directly responsible for the massive Deepwater Horizon…” (Read more).
DuBos: Ruling shows Army Corps not held accountable
By Clancy DuBos, WWLTV (New Orleans, La.). June 25, 2013.
“It’s now official: There’s virtually no way to hold the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers accountable when the Corps makes a mistake — no matter how devastating, or even how deadly, that mistake may be.” (Read more).
Louisiana faces many obstacles in rebuilding coast
By John Snell, Fox 8 News (New Orleans, La.). June 18, 2013.