Latest Mississippi River Delta News: November 15, 2012

11.15.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

BP Says in Talks to Settle Gulf Oil Spill Criminal Claims
By Brian Swint and Margaret Cronin Fisk, Bloomberg News. November 15, 2012.
“BP Plc (BP/), the owner of the Macondo well that in 2010 caused the worst U.S. oil spill, said it’s in talks with the government on resolutions to all criminal claims against the company…” (Read more)

BP Oil Spill Settlement: Fine For Deepwater Horizon Disaster May Be Largest Criminal Penalty In U.S. History
By Chris Baltimore and David Ingram, Reuters. November 15, 2012.
“(Reuters) – BP Plc is expected to pay a record U.S. criminal penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster which caused the worst offshore spill in the country’s history, sources familiar with discussions said…” (Read more)

New oil sheen prompts another investigation of BP Deepwater Horizon disaster scene
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). November 14, 2012.
“An overflight inspection of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster site 40 miles south of Grand Isle this past weekend found a new, mile-long oil sheen, which has prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to again require BP to inspect the wellhead and debris area on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico with a remotely operated vehicle for the source of the oil…” (Read more)

Builders urge city to be prepared for disaster
Real Estate Weekly. November 14, 2012.
“New York Building Congress is calling for an “immediate examinationˮ of how the city can better prepare natural disaster…” (Read more)