Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 17, 2013

05.17.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — The Master Plan
By Bob Marshall, WWNO (New Orleans). May 17, 2013.
“If you’ve been listening and reading along this week, by now you know the consensus among coastal experts is that New Orleans and southeast Louisiana are headed for an early grave before the end of the century…” (Read more)

BP blasts US judge in fight against compensation claims
Russia Today. May 17, 2013.
“Oil giant BP has petitioned a US court regarding the company’s payouts stemming from its 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, accusing a judge of allowing “absurd” compensation claims and a “raid on its coffers…” (Read more)

BP Oil Spill Claims Chief Braces for Surge in Filings
By Kathy Finn, Insurance Journal. May 17, 2013.
“The deadline for claims against BP Plc in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is 11 months away, but the man responsible for paying the claims said on Thursday he is already bracing for a late surge in filings…” (Read more)

Corps declares massive hurricane project complete
By John Snell, WVUE-TV. May 17, 2013.
“Plaquemines Parish, LA—For the first time, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the hurricane risk-reduction system for metro New Orleans will be finished this season…” (Read more)

Bill would stop feared Louisiana levee
The Sun Herald. May 16, 2013.
“WASHINGTON — The water-projects bill the U.S. Senate passed this week could promote investment in ports and protect the Coast from Louisiana flood-control projects…” (Read more)

Jack Payne: Science and support needed in Gulf Coast restoration
The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun. May 16, 2013.
“Noted American satirist and journalist H.L. Mencken once said, “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong…” (Read more)