Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 3, 2013
The goal of restoring the Gulf of Mexico has been lost amid bureaucratic squabbling over BP spill fines
By Bob Graham and William K. Reilly for The Washington Post. May 31, 2013.
“Almost daily, some mention is made of the billions of dollars in fines and penalties that might come from BP and its contractors in resolving the litigation that resulted from the April 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico…” (Read more)
Restoring The Gulf With Oil Money
By Jeff Johnson, Chemical & Engineering News. June 3, 2013.
“First came the oil, and now comes the money.
That’s a fact not likely to be lost on the residents of the Gulf of Mexico who want retribution for pain and suffering caused by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster three years ago…” (Read more)
Louisiana turns sand berms into barrier islands
By Susan Buchanan, The Huffington Post. June 2, 2013.
“Scientists and engineers questioned the cost and longevity of sand berms when they were built in 2010 to block BP oil from Louisiana’s coast…” (Read more)
RESTORE money up for grabs
By Kimberly Blair, The Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal. June 2, 2013.
“Escambia County officials and environmentalists are urging the public to turn out in strong numbers to a RESTORE Act meeting today that could have a bearing on how much money the state will receive for oil spill restoration projects…” (Read more)
As hurricane season begins, don’t put faith in new levee systems, emergency officials warn
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). May 31, 2013.
“With the disturbing memories of Hurricanes Katrina, Isaac and Sandy still fresh, and as forecasters predict an extremely active 2013 hurricane season — which begins Saturday — emergency officials are worried that residents have been lulled into a false sense of security by the new levee systems and don’t have their evacuation plans nailed down…” (Read more)