Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 29, 2013

10.29.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Inside Report: Finding buried oil from BP disaster takes some ingenuity
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). Oct. 29, 2013.
“The discovery of a large tar mat on Fourchon Beach after Tropical Storm Karen prompted a renewed effort to search for buried oil in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon/BP oil disaster…” (read more)

What are the wetlands worth?
By Xerxes Wilson, The Houma Courier (Houma, La.). Oct. 28, 2013
“The value of wetland property can be two very different things for a landowner and for society in general. Researchers for Louisiana State University are trying to quantify how much certain characteristics of wetlands add or detract from the land’s market value…” (read more)

BP spill settlement administrator sets new claims criteria
By Sean McLernon, Law 360. Oct. 28, 2013.
“The administrator of BP PLC’s estimated $7.8 billion Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement on Monday proposed additional scrutiny of economic loss claims following an appeals court decision earlier this month striking down an earlier reading of the settlement terms as too lax…” (read more)