Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 6, 2015

10.06.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

US, states announce settlement with BP over gulf oil spill
*features MRD statement
By Eric Tucker, AP. October 5, 2015
A coalition of conservation organizations, including the National Audubon Society and the Environmental Defense Fund, praised the arrangement. The groups said in a joint statement that while the full damage of the oil spill may not yet be known, the process “will help bring the Gulf back to the state it was before the spill, and the release of this plan is a positive step toward that end.” (Read More)

BP oil spill restoration plan up for review
*features MRD statement, Simone Maloz, ROR
By Jacob Batte, The Daily Comet. October 5, 2015
There is no underestimating the importance of Port Fourchon, but these types of projects must stay separate from restoration efforts,” said King Milling, chair of the America’s WETLAND Foundation and a CPRA board member. “Unless we do everything possible to stop coastal land loss in this state, there will not be a Port Fourchon or Grand Isle.” (Read More)

BP oil spill settlement: What they’re saying
*features MRD statement
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. October 5, 2015
More than five years after the oil disaster, we are encouraged to see Gulf restoration move forward with release of the (Natural Resource Damage Assessment) trustees’ draft damage assessment and restoration plan,” said a joint statement issued by the Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.” (Read More)

Louisiana guaranteed $5 billion of $8.8 billion BPB natural resource damage payments
By Mark Schliefstein, The Times-Picayune, October 5, 2015
Louisiana’s coastal marshes will be the key focus of $8.8 billion BP will pay to restore vast natural resource losses caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, part of a $20.8 billion settlement with federal and Gulf state governments announced Monday.” (Read More)