Latest Mississippi River Delta News: January 14, 2012

01.14.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

BP wants a pass on Clean Water Act fines for 810,000 barrels of oil collected from well during spill
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). January 11, 2013.
“Attorneys for BP on Friday asked a federal judge to rule that at least 810,000 barrels of oil collected from its blown-out Macondo well should not be counted when any Clean Water Act fines are levied against the company and other responsible parties…” (Read more)

Vitter’s new role could benefit the state
By Deborah Barfield Berry, Gannett. January 11, 2013.
“WASHINGTON — Sen. David Vitter’s new role as top Republican on a key environment committee could benefit Louisiana as Congress considers important energy measures this year, according to environmentalists, oil industry officials and others…” (Read more)

BP cash to help Gulf Coast wildlife
By Kimberly Blair, The Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal. January 13, 2013.
Helicopters, all-terrain vehicles and armies of cleanup workers poured onto Northwest Florida beaches in the spring and summer of 2010 in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill…” (Read more)

Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration & Conservation
Press Release. January 11, 2013.
“BATON ROUGE- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation…” (Read more)

Eye on the Coast: Latest from the Field
By Jonathan Henderson, Gulf Restoration Network. January 11, 2013.
“In the last field monitoring trip in the Gulf of 2012, GRN organized a boat tour for some of our major supporters to get a first-hand look at a coastal restoration project already taking place as well as areas where serious problems persist thanks to coastal erosion and ongoing oil and gas impacts, including the BP drilling disaster…” (Read more)