Latest Mississippi River Delta News: March 15, 2013
‘Adaptive management’ needed for coastal restoration projects
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). March 14, 2013.
“As Louisiana moves forward with projects included in the coastal restoration and protection master plan, not everything is going to have the predicted results or work as well as was intended, speakers said Thursday at a panel put together by a not-for-profit research institute…” (Read more)
BP contractor finds cement samples mid-trial
WDSU News. March 14, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS —A lawyer for the cement contractor on the Deepwater Horizon drilling project says the company has found cement samples possibly associated with BP’s Macondo well that weren’t turned over to the Justice Department for testing…” (Read more)
Interior Dept. allows BP to bid on Gulf leases, with conditions
By Harry R. Weber, FuelFix. March 14, 2013.
“The Interior Department will allow BP to bid in next week’s Gulf of Mexico lease sale, despite its suspension from obtaining new federal contracts…” (Read more)
Plaintiffs’ lawyer resigns amid BP oil spill trial
The Associated Press. March 14, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Texas lawyer has resigned from the team of plaintiffs’ attorneys who brokered a multibillion-dollar settlement with BP PLC and are facing the company at trial over the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…” (Read more)
Playing with Dirt, Smarter
By Scott Eustis, Gulf Restoration Network. March 7, 2014.
“Down in South LaFourche, Windell Curole, takes his levees seriously. Terrebonne and Barataria basins experience the highest land loss rates of the coast, and are ground zero for historic oil and gas damages…” (Read more)