Latest news: May 4, 2012

05.04.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

BP oil spill trial reset for Jan. 14, 2013
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). May 3, 2012.
“The civil trial over the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill will begin on Jan. 14, 2013, two months after a scheduled hearing on final approval of a settlement agreement between BP and private claimants, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled today. The first phase of the trial will focus on issues leading up to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and the start of the oil spill…” (Read more)

Rubio wrong on RESTORE
Editorial, The Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal. May 3, 2012.
“In the end, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Miami voted against an endowment fund, seeded by BP fine money, that will grow to an amazing $138 million in less than 10 years, the Congressional Budget Office estimates…” (Read more)

Spring shrimp season opens Monday
The Houma (La.) Courier. May 3, 2012.
“Local waters will open for the spring shrimp season beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, according to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries…” (Read more)

Louisiana renews 25-year lease for Biloxi Wildlife Management Area
The Associated Press. May 3, 2012.
“BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says hunters and fishermen will be able to use the Biloxi Wildlife Management Area for another 25 years…” (Read more)