Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 8, 2013
In the Gulf, a long history of oil spills and cover-ups
By Brentin Mock, Grist. May 7, 2013.
“When BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in 2010, it hemorrhaged roughly 210 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico…” (Read more)
BP oil spill settlement payouts surpass $2 billion mark, administrator says
By Richard Thompson, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). May 7, 2013.
“The Deepwater Horizon Claims Center, which is overseeing the multibillion-dollar settlement between BP and private claimaints, has now paid out more than $2 billion to businesses and individuals who lost money as a result of the 2010 oil spill, the court-appointed claims administrator said Tuesday…” (Read more)
The BP Spin Doctor Is In
By Cherr Foytlin, Bridge the Gulf. May 7, 2013.
“The last few weeks in the media world have been particularly damaging to BP. Despite their best efforts to muffle the continuing effects of the 2010 Deepwater Drilling Disaster – a muffling which has focused around a multi-million dollar, three-year, non-stop ad campaign, the poor little fellas are suffering from an assault by the truth of the matter…” (Read more)
Editorial: Plans to protect Louisiana must not harm Coast
The Sun Herald (Biloxi, Miss.). May 7, 2013.
“South Mississippians are accustomed to keeping an eye on the Gulf of Mexico during hurricane season. Now it appears we must also keep an eye on our neighbors to the west…” (Read more)