Latest Mississippi River Delta News: March 24, 2014
BP oil spill trial’s final phase to determine fines will stretch into 2015
By Jennifer Larino, The Times-Picayune. March 21, 2014.
“It’s approaching four years since the sprawling lawsuit against BP and its partners in the Macondo oil well…” (read more)
Tar balls believed to be from BP spill wash up on West Ship Island, Mississippi officials say
By Associated Press. March 22, 2014.
“Mississippi environmental authorities say oil debris found this week on state barrier islands…” (read more)
Spreading the tale of the coast
Editorial, The Houma Courier (Houma, La.). March 22, 2014.
“The story of Isle de Jean Charles is a cautionary tale about what could happen to all of coastal Louisiana…” (read more)
New rules for Louisiana’s Natural and Scenic Rivers System in effect
By Alexandria Town Talk (Alexandria, La.). March 22, 2014.
“New rules governing the Louisiana’s Natural and Scenic Rivers System are now in effect…” (read more)
Justice Dept. seeks at least $197M in fines against CITGO in Lake Charles spill
By Richard Burgess, The Advocate. March 24, 2014.
“The Justice Department wants a federal judge to fine CITGO Petroleum at least $197 million…” (read more)
Scientists: Gulf able to absorb methane from oil spill
By Doug Blackburn, The Tallahassee Democrat (Fla.). March 23, 2014.
“In some respects, the Gulf of Mexico may be less fragile than many people feared in the aftermath…” (read more)