Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 11, 2012
Sheen at Deepwater Horizon disaster site is BP oil, Coast Guard says
By Mark Schelifstein, The Times-Picayune. October 10, 2012.
"Samples of oil taken from a sheen above the site of the sunken Deepwater Horizon oil rig and BP's Macondo 252 well matches oil released from the well during the 2010 spill, the U.S. Coast Guard announced late Wednesday. The Coast Guard has informed BP and Transocean, owner of the sunken Deepwater Horizon oil rig, that they may be held financially liable for the new oil…" (Read more)
We want RESTORE Act money to go to Alabama, not the federal government
By Sen. Richard Shelby for the Press-Register (Mobile, Ala.). October 10, 2012.
"On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law the RESTORE Act, bipartisan legislation I co-authored with Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.). The purpose of this law is unambiguous: states and communities affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill – not federal bureaucrats – are to control the bulk of the fines assessed against BP and use the money for their economic and ecological recoveries…" (Read more)
Council agrees to pipeline compromise
By Xerxes A. Wilson, The Houma (La.) Courier. October 10, 2012.
"The Lafourche Parish Council approved its contribution to a long-distance sediment pipeline but with a stipulation attached.
The council approved a resolution that directs federal coastal restoration money to the project but only if the pipeline reaches Lafourche Parish…" (Read more)
$1.8M Awarded for Bayou Chene Flood Control Project
Insurance Journal. October 11, 2012.
"Funding of $1.8 million for the completion of the Bayou Chene Flood Protection System in Louisiana has been approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Authority…" (Read more)
Coastal businesses are open and ready for you
By Helen Anders, Austin (Tex.) American Statesman. October 11, 2012.
"After enduring hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the BP oil spill, coastal Louisianans talk about the recent Hurricane Isaac as if it were a pesky raccoon…" (Read more)
County already earmarking expected BP money
By Kevin Wadlow, Key West Keynoter. October 10, 2012.
"In one scenario, fines paid by BP and other firms in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill could help refurbish the old Seven Mile Bridge…" (Read more)