Latest news: February 1, 2012

02.01.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Locals comment on oil-spill rehab

By Nikki Buskey, Daily Comet (Thibodaux, La.). Feb. 1, 2012.

“Residents, parish officials, and coastal advocates aired their thoughts Tuesday on the first projects that will kick off $1 billion in early environmental-restoration work BP will pay for to correct damage caused by the Gulf oil spill…”

State closing public oyster grounds east of Miss. River

By The Associated Press. Jan. 31, 2012.

“NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it will soon close public oyster areas east of the Mississippi River…”

Fall Shrimp Season to Close in Zone 1

By Melissa Canone, KATC news (Lafayette, La.). Jan. 30, 2012.

“Today, Secretary Robert Barham of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced the fall shrimp season will close in the remaining portion of Shrimp Management Zone 1, excluding the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds, at official sunset on February 2, 2012…”

Ruling favors Halliburton indemnity claim in Gulf oil spill

By Vivian Kuo, CNN. Jan. 31, 2012.

“A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled that Halliburton is not liable for the some of the compensatory damages sought by third parties in the worst oil spill in U.S. history, leaving BP responsible for the majority of those claims…”