Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 18, 2013

10.18.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Louisiana outdoor industries recovering from storms, oil spills
By Tony Garitta, The Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.). Oct. 18, 2013.
“…David Muth of the National Wildlife Federation and director of the Mississippi River Delta Restoration program spoke of the group’s efforts to restore the flow of the Mississippi River to its dying delta…” (read more)

Mississippi’s site seeks oil spill restore ideas
By Mary Margaret Halford, The Sun Herald (Gulfport, Miss.). Oct. 17, 2013.
“With $800 million available from the RESTORE Act, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is reaching out and asking for input from the people of South Mississippi about how to revitalize the Gulf Coast after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill…” (read more)

Tar mat discovered at Fourchon Beach after Tropical Storm Karen
By Katherine Sayre, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). Oct. 16, 2013
“The Coast Guard says it has recovered 4,100 pounds of a tar mat discovered under the sand at Fourchon Beach. The oily material was found by crews inspecting Louisiana’s coast after Tropical Storm Karen…” (read more)

BP experts explain how they gauged the 2010 oil spill, government looks for faults, at trial on Thursday
By Mark Waller, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). Oct. 17, 2013.
“Thursday morning at the BP oil spill trial continued with experts called by the company explaining techniques they used to estimate the size of the 2010 deep-sea discharge and U.S. Justice Department lawyers scrutinizing them for faults in their methods…” (read more)

East Bank levee authority meets for first time with new Bobby Jindal appointments
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). Oct. 17, 2013.
“The East Bank levee authority held its first meeting Thursday attended by three new members appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to replace members who supported a controversial damages lawsuit filed by the authority against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies…” (read more)

Experts at BP trial try to poke holes in opposing theories of how much oil soiled the Gulf in 2010
By Mark Waller, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). Oct. 17, 2013.
“On what might have been the penultimate day in the latest convening of the BP oil spill trial, the company on Thursday presented experts who focused on undermining the oil-counting methods of the U.S. Justice Department’s experts, and government lawyers in turn scoured the BP testimony looking to expose faults, all with a judge’s decisions on millions of barrels of oil and potentially billions of dollars in fines on the line…” (read more)

More oil from BP spill found on Louisiana coastline in mid-2013 than year before
By Gordon Brillon, The Lens (New Orleans, La.). Oct. 16, 2013.
“Oil collection on the Louisiana coastline from the Deepwater Horizon spill continues to increase three years after the disaster, a governor’s office representative told the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority at the board’s monthly meeting in Baton Rouge on Wednesday…” (read more)

BP oil spill settlement probe target lashes out at special investigator
By Associated Press. Oct. 17, 2013.
“One of the lawyers singled out in an investigation of alleged misconduct in the settlement program for victims of BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill is questioning the chief investigator’s impartiality…” (read more)

MDEQ will announce website seeking spill restoration ideas from Mississippians
By Mary Margaret Halford, The Sun Herald (Gulfport, Miss.). Oct. 16, 2013.
“With the help of the state Department of Environmental Quality, Mississippians will get the chance to play a role in deciding how to restore their Gulf Coast after the BP oil spill…” (read more)