Latest news: September 29, 2011

Oil spill claim payment possible for those who made more in 2010, attorneys say

By David Ferrara, Press-Register (Mobile, Al.). September 29, 2011.

“MOBILE, Alabama — People who made more money in 2010 than they did in the years prior to the BP oil spill could still be eligible for a claim payment, according to a group of attorneys that offers free legal services for low-income claimants…”

Nelson: Fight looms over BP money

By Randal Yakey, The Walton Sun (Walton County, Fl.). September 28, 2011.

“PANAMA CITY — There could be a battle for BP fine money. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said a proposal circulating in Washington calls for fine money from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to be funneled away from the Gulf Coast states and instead used to help pay down the debt…”

Green jobs expected to grow in number in Louisiana

By Naomi Martin, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). September 27, 2011.

“Over the next decade, there will be a surge of “green” jobs in Louisiana, with the bulk of those new jobs created in New Orleans, a recent study by Louisiana Workforce Commission found. By 2021, the study predicted, “green” jobs will have grown by 13.8 percent, while overall job growth will have grown by only 8 percent…”