Latest Mississippi River Delta News: March 19, 2013
BP loses motion to dismiss gross negligence that could trigger US$17.6B in fines in spill trial
By Allen Johnson Jr. and Margaret Cronin Fisk, Bloomberg News. March 18, 2013.
“BP Plc lost a motion to dismiss the issue of a potential finding of gross negligence, which could trigger fines as much as US$17.6-billion, in the trial over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill…” (Read more)
Companies Begin Defense in Gulf Oil Spill Trial
The Associated Press. March 18, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers on the drilling rig that exploded at the outset of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill catastrophe were “trying to get it right” as they monitored BP’s well for signs of trouble before the blast, an expert witness for the company that owned the rig testified Monday…” (Read more)
Two Louisiana fisheries meeting to be held on Wednesday in Plaquemines Parish
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). March 18, 2013.
“There are two separate Louisiana fisheries meetings on Wednesday (March 20) on the west bank of Plaquemines Parish. One is a Louisiana seafood academy down in Venice and the other is a state of the union in Belle Chasse by the Southern Shrimp Alliance’s executive director…” (Read more)