Latest Mississippi River Delta News: September 20, 2012
Hundreds shout out frustrations over Hurricane Isaac damage at Braithwaite meeting
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). September 19, 2012.
"Eastern Plaquemines Parish residents hit hardest by Hurricane Isaac's torrent stormed in by the hundreds on Wednesday to the first public question-and-answer session with state and parish officials. Many yelled at the top of their lungs, expressing rage over inadequate parish levees and expressing their feelings that they had been ignored…" (Read more)
Louisiana, Coast Guard officials continue feud over BP oil cleanup
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. September 19, 2012.
"Louisiana officials continued a feud with senior Coast Guard officials Wednesday over whether BP should expand its efforts in Hurricane Isaac's aftermath to look for residual oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. Coast Guard Capt. Duke Walker told the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority that officials would investigate as many as 89 locations where oil was seen after Isaac in areas that are not still part of the existing BP cleanup…" (Read more)
Gulf Fisheries Rebounding From BP Spill, Government Says
By Alan Bjerga, Bloomberg News. September 19, 2012.
"Gulf of Mexico fisheries are rebounding from the BP Plc (BP/) oil spill, landing more fish last year than in 2009, the year before the worst U.S. offshore marine disaster, the government said…" (Read more)
BP, feds appeal ruling limiting Transocean’s spill liability
By Emily Pickrell, Fuel Fix. September 20, 2012.
"The Justice Department and BP are appealing a court ruling limiting Transocean’s liability for oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster…" (Read more)
BP's deep cleaning proposal draws debate
By Nikki Buskey, The Houma (La.) Courier. September 29, 2012.
"Local officials are raising concerns over a BP proposal to deep clean beaches across south Louisiana after Hurricane Isaac unearthed buried oil…" (Read more)