Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Sept. 25, 2013

09.25.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Deep sea recovery from U.S. Gulf spill could take decades: study
By Reuters. Sept. 25, 2013.
“The muddy deep-sea ecosystem around the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could take decades to recover from the effects of the disaster, researchers reported on Tuesday…” (read more).

Local parishes to benefit from oil spill fines
By Kelly Connelly, The Daily Comet (Thibodaux, La.). Sept. 24, 2013.
“The three-part trial to determine how much BP will owe the government in Clean Water Act fines for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill is scheduled to reconvene for its second phase on Sept. 30…” (read more).

Levee board’s lawsuit against oil companies to be topic of public forum
By The Advocate (Baton Rouge). Sept. 25, 2013.
“The East Bank levee board’s lawsuit accusing nearly 100 oil and gas companies of destroying coastal wetlands, and the political controversy surrounding it, will be discussed at a forum Wednesday night in New Orleans…” (read more).

Opinions vary of spill’s effects on fishing
By Kelly Connelly, The Daily Comet (Thibodaux, La.). Sept. 24, 2013.
“Ask anyone for their 2 cents: Are the state’s fisheries recovering from the 2010 BP oil spill?…” (read more).

Deep Sea May Take Decades to Recover from Deepwater Horizon Spill, Says NOAA
By The Maritime Executive. Sept. 24, 2013.
“The deep­sea soft-sediment ecosystem in the immediate area of the 2010’s Deepwater Horizon well head blowout and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will likely take decades to recover from the spill’s impacts, according to ascientific paper reported in the online scientific journal PLoS One…” (read more).

St. Tammany leaders make new push for surge barriers
By Sara Pagones, The Advocate (Baton Rouge). Sept. 25, 2013.
“St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister said this week that parish leaders didn’t yell loudly enough after Hurricane Katrina, when federal flood protection dollars were pouring into New Orleans…” (read more).

Offshore drilling on the rebound
By Xerxes Wilson, Houma Courier. Sept. 24, 2013.
“Local officials say the drilling business in the Gulf has recovered from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill…” (read more).