Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Nov. 17, 2014
BP asks judge to cap spill penalties at $12 billion
By Collin Eaton, FuelFix. Nov. 17, 2014.
“BP wants a federal judge to cap its potential oil-spill pollution fines at a maximum of $12.3 billion, a move that would cut away nearly a third of the penalties U.S. prosecutors are seeking for the Deepwater Horizon disaster…” (read more )
BP Tries to Pay Less for the Gulf Oil Spill, Again
By Katie Valentine, Thinkprogress.org. Nov. 17, 2014.
“BP maintains that its response to the spill means that ‘nothing even approaching the maximum penalty should be awarded once the court hears and weighs all relevant facts’.” (read more )
Louisiana coastal authority questions proposed Clean Water Act changes
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Nov. 17, 2014.
“The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is taking issue with a proposed federal rule that board members say could expand the number and types of waterways and wetlands regulated by the federal government.” (read more )