Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 9, 2013

10.09.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Phase 2 of BP Trial focuses on amount of spilled oil (+Audio)
By Jeff Brady, NPR. Oct. 8, 2013.
“In a New Orleans courtroom this week, BP and the federal government are arguing over how much oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010…” (read more)

Vanishing Paradise matters beyond Louisiana
By David A. Brown, The Fish Report. Oct. 7, 2013.
“When Ryan Lambert addressed a group of outdoors media folks at his Cajun Fishing Adventures lodge in Buras, La., his impassioned speech on coastal erosion offered fresh perspective…” (read more)

Documentary on ‘Mr. Go’ debuts at Loyola
By Associated Press. Oct. 8, 2013.
“A now-closed navigation canal blamed by many for much of the catastrophic flooding that hit the New Orleans area during Hurricane Katrina is the subject of a new documentary…” (read more)

BP spars with U.S. government over size of Gulf of Mexico spill
By Kathy Finn, Reuters. Oct. 8, 2013.
“Lawyers for BP and the federal government sparred on Monday over the methods competing teams of scientists used to estimate the size of the company’s 2010 oil spill in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)

BP trial focus shifts to how much oil spilled
By Associated Press. Oct. 7, 2013.
“The focus of a trial over BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has shifted to the multibillion-dollar question of how much crude gushed from BP’s blown-out well…” (read more)

BP trial to focus on scientists’ spill estimates
By Associated Press. Oct. 7, 2013.
“A federal judge was set to begin hearing three weeks of testimony Monday about how much oil made it into the ocean during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill…” (read more)

At BP oil spill trial, Justice Department witnesses bolster larger spill number
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). Oct. 8, 2013.
“The parade of witnesses aimed at bolstering the federal government’s argument that 4.2 million barrels of oil spilled from BP’s Macondo well in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster continued in federal court on Tuesday, amid signs that the trial portion of the case could end earlier than expected…” (read more)

Gulf of Mexico oil spill: BP and US Government fight over leak size
By Jerin Mathew, International Business News. Oct. 8, 2013.
“The lawyers for British oil giant BP and the US federal government have disagreed over methods used to assess the size of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Disaster…” (read more)

Editorial: Let the facts flow — Judge will consider how much oil was spilled in the BP disaster
By the Editorial Board, The Anniston Star (Anniston, Ala.). Oct. 8, 2013.
“Almost from the moment it became evident that the Deepwater Horizon blowout would be an environmental and economic disaster for the Gulf of Mexico and the states along its shores — including Alabama — BP has tried to convince a skeptical federal government of three things…” (read more)