Latest news: November 29, 2011

11.29.2011 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Companies will face new spill allegations

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, The Houston Chronicle. November 28, 2011.

“WASHINGTON – The federal government is set to impose new penalties against BP, Transocean and Halliburton for alleged safety and environmental violations in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, an Obama administration official said Monday…”

Briefing highlights importance of ecosystem services in Gulf of Mexico

By the Ecological Society of America. November 28, 2011.

“On November 16, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership joined with the Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS) and the National Research Council of the National Academies to sponsor House and Senate briefings on restoring the ecosystem services that support economic vitality in the Gulf of Mexico…”

It’s over: 2011 hurricane season ends safely tomorrow

By Bruce Nolan, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). November 29, 2011.

“The 2011 hurricane season ends tomorrow after six months of relative peace for the New Orleans and the central Gulf Coast. Not so much for the Atlantic Seaboard, however…”