Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 4, 2012
Coast Guard investigating oil sheen at BP Deepwater Horizon disaster site
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). October 3, 2012.
"The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating an oily sheen spotted in the Gulf of Mexico last month near the site of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill 40 miles south of the Mississippi River, a spokesman said Wednesday. Samples of the sheen taken near the site of the failed BP Macondo oil well have been sent to the service's Marine Safety Lab in Groton, Conn., to determine whether the oil is from the BP spill, said Lt. Commander Michael Wolfe…" (Read more)
BP/government proposed settlement would hurt Gulf states
By John Mullen, Gulf Coast News Today. October 2, 2012.
"GULF SHORES, Ala. – A deal working between BP and the U.S. Justice Department could drastically reduce the amount of BP fine money that ends up in Alabama, Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft and Rep. Jo Bonner said today…" (Read more)