Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Sept. 24, 2013

09.24.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

BP seeks to have Gulf Coast oil spill settlement payments suspended
By Associated Press. Sept. 23, 2013.
“BP on Monday renewed its request for a federal judge to temporarily suspend settlement payments to Gulf Coast residents and businesses affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, citing a scathing report on alleged misconduct within the court-supervised program…” (read more).

Federal judge orders EPA to determine ‘necessity’ of regulating nutrients entering Mississippi River
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). Sept. 23, 2013.
“A federal judge in New Orleans has handed environmental groups what amounts to half a loaf in their push for federal regulations on the flow of pollutants into the Mississippi River that fuels the annual spring low-oxygen “Dead Zone” along Louisiana’s Gulf coast…” (read more).

Anadarko Says It Didn’t Cause Spill-Related Investor Losses
By Margaret Cronin Fisk, Bloomberg Businessweek. Sept. 23, 2013.
“Anadarko Petroleum Corp., a partner in the BP Plc well that was the source of the largest U.S. offshore spill, said in a court filing that it wasn’t responsible for shareholders’ losses after the 2010 spill…” (read more).

Suit: La. officials want BP to defy U.S. and remove oil boom anchors
By United Press International. Sept. 23, 2013.
“BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 23 (UPI) — BP says it is suing the state of Louisiana to block the state’s demand for the removal of thousands of anchors that hold down oil-collection booms…” (read more).

Coastal groups seek volunteers for beach project
By Associated Press. Sept. 24, 2013.
“BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Marathon Oil, Restore America’s Estuaries, and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are looking for volunteers to help restore and protect beach dunes at Elmer’s Island on Grand Isle…” (read more).

BP again asks federal judge to suspend Deepwater Horizon oil spill private claims payments
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). Sept. 23, 2013.
“BP has asked a federal judge in New Orleans to suspend payment of private claims stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill until new anti-fraud measures are implemented in the claims process…” (read more).