Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Sept. 5, 2014
Conservation groups welcome BP ruling
By Daniel J. Graeber, UPI. Sept. 5, 2014.
“Conservation groups said a ruling that BP was grossly negligent…” (read more)
Sorting Out BP’s Gulf Oil Spill Liability: Four Blunt Points
By Paul M. Barrett, BloombergBusinessweek. Sept. 5, 2014.
“Confused about where things stand in the litigation hurricane over…” (read more)
BP Found “Grossly Negligent” in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
By Susan E. Matthews, Audubon Magazine. Sept. 4, 2014.
“BP is guilty of gross negligence for its role in the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)
BP Found ‘Grossly Negligent’ In Gulf Oil Spill
By The Florida News Connection. Sept. 5, 2014.
“While the judge’s decision did not surprise groups such as the Environmental Defense Fund…” (read more)
Letter: Many ways to fight erosion
Letter to the Editor by Alisha Renfro, The Advocate. Sept. 3, 2014.
“The speed and enormous scale of land loss in Louisiana makes coastal restoration an uphill battle…” (read more)
‘Losing Ground’ Maps Show Louisiana’s Coast Disappear (+audio)
By Eve Troeh and Bob Marshall, WWNO. Sept. 4, 2014.
“The project includes audio from individuals describing their views of coastal land loss…” (read more)
Louisiana Is Going To End Up Underwater Sooner Than You Might Think
By Ariel Schwartz, Co.Exist. Sept. 4, 2014.
“Southeastern Louisiana is part of a wetlands ecosystem spanning thousands of miles–one that is…” (read more)
BP carries most blame for Gulf of Mexico oil spill, judge rules
By Katherine Sayre, The Times-Picayune. Sept. 4, 2014.
“BP shoulders most of the blame for the disastrous 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill by acting…” (read more)
We Now Return You to Our Previously Scheduled Gulf Coast Disasters, Already in Progress
By Eric Roston, Bloomberg. Sept. 4, 2014.
“Now that a federal judge has ruled that BP acted in “gross negligence” in 2010…” (read more)
BP May Be Fined Up to $18 Billion for Spill in Gulf
By Campbell Robertson and Clifford Krauss, The New York Times. Sept. 4, 2014.
“In the four years since the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig…” (read more)
Landrieu: Judge’s Ruling Means More Money for Acadiana through RESTORE Act
By KATC. Sept. 4, 2014.
“United States District Court Judge Carl Barbier today ruled that BP was “grossly negligent…” (read more)
BP Lashes Out at Journalists and “Opportunistic” Environmentalists
By Tim McDonnell, Mother Jones. Sept. 4, 2014.
“News of this morning’s federal court decision against BP broke as I was aboard a 40-foot oyster boat…” (read more)
Judge’s Decision Means More Money for Gulf Coast Restoration
By Dredging Today. Sept. 4, 2014.
“This ruling means that BP faces penalties of up to $4,300 per barrel of oil spilled, maximizing…” (read more)
Gulf of Mexico Residents Hail Ruling Against BP
By Michael Kunzelman and Janet McConnaguey, Associated Press. Sept. 5, 2014.
“Environmentalists, recreational fishermen and people who make their living on the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)
BP May Face Additional $18 Billion in Fines (+video)
By The Associated Press. Sept. 4, 2014.
“Louisiana fishermen react to a federal judge’s ruling Thursday that BP acted with “gross negligence…” (read more)
The Gulf of Mexico is devouring Southeastern Louisiana
By Bob Marshall, Salon. Sept. 5, 2014.
“In just 80 years, some 2,000 square miles of Louisiana’s coastal landscape…” (read more)
Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill (+audio)
By Debbie Elliott, NPR. Sept. 4, 2014.
“A federal judge has ruled that British Petroleum is guilty of gross negligence…” (read more)
‘We May Lose the Gulf’: Louisiana in the Aftermath of Katrina
By Telesur. Sept. 3, 2014.
“Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, the majority black population of Louisiana is still facing…” (read more)