Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Sept. 18, 2013
Gulf oil spill claims administrator charges BP is trying to ‘slow walk’ claims payments
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). Sept. 17, 2013.
“The court-appointed administrator of the multibillion-dollar settlement of private economic and medical claims stemming from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill charged Tuesday that BP’s attempts to cut his budget are part of a company strategy to halt the payment of valid claims…” (read more).
BP Wants Spill Settlement Rejected, Victims Claim
By Laurel Brubaker Calkins & Margaret Cronin Fisk, Bloomberg. Sept. 17, 2013.
“Victims appealing BP Plc’s $9.6 billion settlement of most economic-damage claims from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill said the company also wants approval of the agreement reversed…” (read more).
Treasury Plans Oversight for Gulf Restoration
By Nick McCann, Courthouse News Service. Sept. 17, 2013.
“WASHINGTON (CN) – The Treasury Department proposed a rule detailing its oversight and investment in the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Trust Fund, which was established in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill…” (read more).
Study finds increased cancer risk in Gulf spill cleanup crews
By Lindsay Abrams, Salon. Sept. 17, 2013.
“The workers called upon to clean up BP’s mess in the wake of the 2010 Gulf spill are at an increased risk for blood-related disorders, including cancer, a study found…” (read more).