Latest Mississippi River Delta News: March 25, 2013
We must get BP settlement structure right
By Sen. David Vitter for The Hill. March 22, 2013.
“Tragically, 11 men lost their lives on April 20, 2010, when the Deepwater Horizon oil platform burst into flames. We continued to feel the tragic effects of that across southern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast as the oil flowed from the well in astounding quantities for months, and significant environmental damage and economic devastation followed…” (Read more)
BP Asks Court to Sanction Halliburton in Deepwater Horizon Trial
By Allison Sider, Dow Jones Newswires. March 23, 2013.
“BP PLC has asked a federal judge to issue sanctions against Halliburton Co., alleging that the drilling contractor withheld evidence in the trial following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster…” (Read more)
Senate-passed budget contains Landrieu provision encouraging off-shore revenue sharing
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. March 23, 2013.
“WASHINGTON — The $3.7-trillion budget approved by the Senate on Saturday contains a provision its sponsor hopes will ease the way for legislation to speed up revenue sharing of off-shore royalty payments for Louisiana and other producing states…” (Read more)
Over 600 new acres added to Delta National Wildlife Refuge
Fox 8 Live. March 22, 2013.
“New Orleans, La. – The Army Corps of Engineers announced recent dredging work added over 600 acres of vital wetlands in Louisiana…” (Read more)