Latest news: September 20, 2011

Supporting Senate bill to invest fines from BP’s spill is a vote for the Gulf Coast’s future: An editorial

By Editorial page staff, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). September 20, 2011.

“A bipartisan bill to dedicate most of the fines from the BP oil spill to restoring the Gulf Coast is set to come up for a vote in a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday. A vote for this bill is a vote for the future of the Gulf, so people across the region are counting on committee members to support the measure…”

Judge Must Decide if State Law Applies to Punitive Damages in BP Oil Spill

By Sabrina Canfield, Courthouse News Service. September 20, 2011.

“NEW ORLEANS (CN) – A federal judge must decide whether Alabama and Louisiana can recover punitive damages for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill under state law. The decision could have lasting consequences on the states’ oil spill recovery…”

Editorial: Let’s learn from BP mistakes

The Dallas Morning News. September 19, 2011.

“After more than a year of top-level investigations into the Deepwater Horizon explosion, one theme emerges over and over: BP and its partners on the Gulf of Mexico rig caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history…”