Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Sept. 12, 2013
House water bill drops Morganza to the Gulf levee from list of authorized projects
By Bruce Alpert, Times-Picayune (New Orleans). Sept. 11, 2013.
“WASHINGTON – A new House water resources bill contains many of the same provisions designed to accelerate Army Corps of Engineers projects in a bill passed by the Senate last May. But there are significant differences, including elimination of a major hurricane protection project for Louisiana…” (read more).
BP objects to settlement claims office’s quarterly budget again, demands $25.5 million cut
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). Sept. 11, 2013.
“BP asked a federal judge on Wednesday to cut by $25.5 million the proposed fourth quarter budget for the Court Supervised Settlement Program that administers private economic and medical claims stemming from the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill…” (read more).
Residents voice concerns over proposed levee protection plan
By Nick Foley, WAFB (Baton Rouge). Sept. 11, 2013.
“LUTCHER, LA (WAFB) – There is big concern in Ascension and St. James parishes over a recently released US Army Corps of Engineers levee protection plan. A public meeting Tuesday night in Lutcher gave people an opportunity to express their worries…” (read more).
BP runs misleading oil spill settlement advertisement
By Tom Young, The Legal Examiner. Sept. 11, 2013.
“Perhaps you have seen the incessant advertisements in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and elsewhere in which British Petroleum, a convicted corporate felon, paints itself a victim of judicial fleecing at the hands of a court appointed claims administrator overseeing the historic Deepwater Horizon Settlement Claims Program…” (read more).
With Hurricane Humberto, Tropical Storm Gabrielle, hurricane season gets active, but no threat to New Orleans area
By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). Sept. 11, 2013.
“The 2013 hurricane season has finally gotten active, but both Hurricane Humberto and Tropical Storm Gabrielle pose little threat to the United States, while a patch of disturbed weather that has a chance of becoming a depression in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico in the next few days is expected to make landfall on the southeastern Mexico coastline…” (read more).