Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 23, 2012
BP must be held accountable
By Chris Macaluso for The Houma (La.) Courier. October 22, 2012.
"An Oct. 17 article in The Courier and Daily Comet titled “BP settlement could remove local control” detailed purported information circulated last week the U.S. Justice Department was nearing a settlement with BP over oil spill damages…" (Read more)
RESTORE Act should be honored in BP negotiations
Editorial, The Advertiser (Lafayette, La.). October 22, 2012.
"Two years after the largest oil spill in U.S. history, BP is still negotiating settlements that could amount to billions of dollars for the five Gulf Coast states affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster…" (Read more)
BP to question official over oil spill amount
By Harry R. Weber, The Houston Chronicle. October 22, 2012.
"BP lawyers will get nearly nine hours to grill a key U.S. official over the accuracy of the government's conclusion about how much oil spewed from an undersea well that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico more than two years ago and led to the worst-ever U.S. offshore oil spill…" (Read more)
Wetlands 101: Saving Louisiana's refuges
By Renee Peck, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). October 22, 2012.
"New Orleanians have been feeling a bit smug since Hurricane Isaac. After all, the Corps of Engineers’ $14.6 billion levee system worked just fine…" (Read more)