Latest Mississippi River Delta News: November 28, 2012

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BP Appears in Court to Enter Criminal Plea Over Spill
By Margaret Cronin Fisk and Allen Johnson Jr., Bloomberg News. November 27, 2012.
“BP Plc (BP/) appeared in federal court in New Orleans to answer U.S. charges brought over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, entering a not guilty plea that won’t affect its $4 billion criminal settlement with the U.S…” (Read more)

In BP oil spill, two drilling veterans scapegoated, attorneys say
By Joel Achenbach, The Washington Post. November 27, 2012.
“Few Americans have ever heard of Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine. They have spent much of their lives offshore, drilling holes in the seafloor for the oil giant BP…” (Read more)

Big bill for levees coming to New Orleans
By Cain Burdeau, The Associated Press. November 27, 2012.
“NEW ORLEANS — In the busy and under-staffed offices of New Orleans’ flood-control leaders, there’s an uneasy feeling about what lies ahead…” (Read more)

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to discuss use of BP criminal fine money, other issues, on Wednesday
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). November 27, 2012.
“The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will review a variety of issues related to the BP oil spill during its monthly meeting in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, including the potential uses of $1.25 billion in money the company would pay for restoration projects in Louisiana under the terms of a settlement with the Justice Department of criminal charges for its role in the the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill…” (Read more)

Bluewing teal have all but vacated Louisiana
By Todd Masson, The Times-Picayune. November 27, 2012.
“When Larry Reynolds flew the transect lines to count ducks in the state’s monthly waterfowl survey in early November, he was stunned at how few of one particular duck he saw…” (Read more)

Put your stamp on Louisiana wetlands
By Keith Magill, The Houma (La.) Courier. November 27, 2012.
“If you love the outdoors and want to do something to protect the state’s eroding swamps and marshes, you could always buy a Louisiana duck stamp…” (Read more)

Using RESTORE Dollars Wisely
By Aaron Viles, Gulf Restoration Network. November 27, 2012.
“You might have heard recently that BP agreed to pay a historic criminal fine for their deepwater drilling disaster, $4.5 billion, of which $2.4 billion will be spent on Gulf restoration. This is big news, and will likely jumpstart long-needed environmental restoration. But BP’s liability for their disaster is far from settled…” (Read more)