Latest news: February 17, 2012

02.17.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Oil spill fine amendment through House but much work remains

By George Altman, Press-Register. February 17, 2012.

“WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives approved language Thursday calling for 80 percent of civil fines resulting from the 2010 oil spill, which could amount well into the billions of dollars, to be reserved to help Gulf states rebound from the disaster…”

Spill-fines bill advances in U.S. House

By Nikki Buskey, The Daily Comet. February 16, 2012.

“Gulf Coast states would receive billions of dollars in fines resulting from the 2012 oil spill under a measure approved Thursday by the U.S. House…”

No excuse for failing to act

Editorial, The Daily Comet. February 17, 2012.

“Many of the people who live along Louisiana’s coast are unfortunately familiar with the annual dead zone that develops in the Gulf of Mexico…”