Latest Mississippi River Delta News: March 18, 2013
March 18, 2013 | Posted by Kevin Chandler in Latest News

BP Loses Bid to Dismiss Gross Negligence in Spill Trial
By Allen Johnson Jr. and Margaret Cronin Fisk, Bloomberg News. March 18, 2013.
"BP Plc (BP/) lost a motion to dismiss the issue of a potential finding of gross negligence, which could trigger fines as much as $17.6 billion, in the trial over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill…" (Read more)

Defense starts for companies in Gulf oil spill civil trial
The Associated Press. March 18, 2013.
"NEW ORLEANS — The owner of the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 has started to present its defense at a trial designed to determine the causes of the deadly disaster and assign fault to the companies involved…" (Read more)

BP seeks injunction over Gulf oil spill settlement dispute
By Harry R. Weber, FuelFix. March 15, 2013.
"BP wants an injunction to prevent the administrator handling claims under a class-action settlement reached with victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill from paying inflated or fictitious claims that could cost the British oil giant billions of dollars…" (Read more)

Black bears active early, in trash, near Louisiana coast
The Associated Press. March 18, 2013.
"PATTERSON, Louisiana — Though they'd normally still be in winter dens, Louisiana black bears are unusually active in St. Mary Parish…" (Read more)

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