By Nikki Buskey, Daily Comet (Thibodaux, La.). Feb. 1, 2012.
"Residents, parish officials, and coastal advocates aired their thoughts Tuesday on the first projects that will kick off $1 billion in early environmental-restoration work BP will pay for to correct damage caused by the Gulf oil spill…"
By The Associated Press. Jan. 31, 2012.
"NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it will soon close public oyster areas east of the Mississippi River…"
By Melissa Canone, KATC news (Lafayette, La.). Jan. 30, 2012.
"Today, Secretary Robert Barham of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced the fall shrimp season will close in the remaining portion of Shrimp Management Zone 1, excluding the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds, at official sunset on February 2, 2012…"
By Vivian Kuo, CNN. Jan. 31, 2012.
"A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled that Halliburton is not liable for the some of the compensatory damages sought by third parties in the worst oil spill in U.S. history, leaving BP responsible for the majority of those claims…"