Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Sept. 4, 2013
Amount of BP fines to fund Louisiana’s coastal restoration still a promise, not a certainty
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. Sept. 3, 2013.
“Big hat, no cattle. That’s an old adage used in ranch country to describe someone who has big plans but an empty wallet. And that’s where the RESTORE Act is today…” (read more).
Oil cleanup near completion, BP officials say
By Jacob Batte, The Daily Comet (Thibodaux, La.). Sept. 3, 2013.
“More than three years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, much of the oil has been cleaned up, a BP spokesman said…” (read more).
Plaintiffs’ lawyers ask federal appeals court to uphold judge’s approval of BP settlement
By Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press. Sept. 4, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS — Plaintiffs’ attorneys who brokered a multibillion-dollar settlement with BP following the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill have asked a federal appeals court to uphold a judge’s approval of the deal…” (read more).