Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Nov. 26, 2013
Louisiana fishing village washing away (Video)
By Robert Ray, Al Jazeera America. Nov. 25, 2013.
“Over the past 80 years, Louisiana coastal land the size of Delaware has washed away. Now barrier islands like Isle de Jean Charles, where about 25 families live, are at at an even greater risk of sinking and breaking up. Several parishes have filed lawsuits in state courts demanding dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies help restore the coast by repairing damage caused by exploration.” (Watch the video)
Oil Spill Judge ‘Deeply Disappointed’ in BP
By Paul M. Barrett, Bloomberg Businessweek. Nov. 25, 2013.
“BP has really irritated Judge Carl Barbier this time. From his courtroom in New Orleans, Barbier presides over the multifaceted litigation concerning the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He has sole discretion over a series of decisions determining whether BP (BP)‘s liability bill from that disaster will total several additional billions of dollars or much, much more…” (read more)
Complicated back story of lawsuit dispute
By Stephanie Grace, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). Nov. 26, 2013.
“So maybe there’s more than meets the eye to the Jindal administration’s over-the-top denunciation of Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority — East’s lawsuit against nearly 100 oil and gas companies over decades of catastrophic wetlands loss…” (read more)