Latest Mississippi River Delta News: March 27, 2013
BP contractor denies destroying US trial evidence
The Associated Press. March 26, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP’s cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in 2010 and caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history said its recent discovery of missing cement samples was the result of a “simple misunderstanding,” not an attempt to withhold crucial evidence…” (Read more)
Transocean Exec Says Deepwater Horizon Was in ‘Good Condition’
By Josh Crank, Lawyers.com. March 26, 2013.
“An executive for the owner of the doomed Deepwater Horizon oil rig testified today that though the rig was “not flawless” when it experienced a blowout and explosion that killed 11 workers, “overall it was in really good shape…” (Read more)
Busy hurricane season predicted
By J. David McSwane, The Herald Tribune (Sarasota, Fla.). March 26, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS – Forecasters at Colorado State University are predicting an above-average to extremely active Atlantic hurricane season, in part because of a lack of warm equatorial Pacific water temperatures that could depress activity…” (Read more)
Storm surge risks are key theme after Hurricane Isaac and Super Storm Sandy
By J. David McSwane, The Herald Tribune. March 26, 2013.
“If you stay here, you will die. There could be 10 feet of water here. Your home could be safe, but you’re putting your family at risk…” (Read more)
National Hurricane Conference message: Plan ahead
By Janet McConnaughey, The Associated Press. March 26, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS — People who buy federal flood insurance need to plan for big rate hikes because Congress has decided the program must at least pay for itself, a top federal official said Tuesday…” (Read more)
Local coastal advocates honored with awards
By Nikki Buskey, The Houma (La.) Courier. March 20, 2013.
“Local coastal stewards are being honored by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana for their work protecting and restoring south Louisiana’s deteriorating coast…” (Read more)