BP civil settlement remains elusive as trial nears
By Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press. February 20, 2013.
"NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and the five Gulf coast states affected by a massive oil spill nearly three years ago have indicated they would like to settle their environmental and economic claims with BP PLC ahead of a trial scheduled to start next week…" (Read more)
La. coastal restoration meetings continue
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. February 20, 2013.
"NEW ORLEANS — Although many comments may have been more technical in nature during a Louisiana coastal restoration and protection meeting Wednesday night, a 9-year-old boy from Ascension Parish summed up the general feeling among attendees…" (Read more)
How should BP oil spill fines be spent?
By Nikki Buskey, The Houma (La.) Courier. February 19, 2013.
"Residents asked the council tasked with distributing billions in BP oil spill fine money to act with urgency and make use of the numerous plans and programs already in place to restore Louisiana’s coast…" (Read more)