Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 8, 2013
April 8, 2013 | Posted by Kevin Chandler in Latest News

Gulf Oil Spill Payouts: BP Might Appeal After Judge Rules To Uphold Settlements
By Kathy Finn, Reuters. April 5, 2013.
"NEW ORLEANS, April 5 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge's ruling Friday against BP Plc means the company can proceed with its appeal of the way a court-appointed administrator apportions payments for claims related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, some of which BP called "absurd…" (Read more)

BP followed industry practices in drilling Macondo well, retired LSU professor testifies
By Richard Thompson, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 8, 2013.
"A retired Louisiana State University professor testified Monday in the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill trial that the British oil giant drilled its Macondo well in line with standard industry practices…" (Read more)

Using local knowledge to help coastal restoration design
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). April 7, 2013.
"Integrating the knowledge of local fishermen and coastal Louisiana workers with scientific processes used to design coastal restoration project has been a difficult task…" (Read more)

Bill seeks to constitutionally protect Louisiana artificial-reef fund money
By Todd Masson, The Times-Picayune. April 5, 2013.
"Gov. Bobby Jindal's 2013 budget proposal calls for money to be swept from the Artificial Reef Development Fund and used for general expenses. Rebecca Triche told Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries commissioners Thursday her organization wants to make sure such a thing never happens again…" (Read more)

Houma Navigation Canal floodgate to be ready for hurricane season
The Associated Press. April 6, 2013.
"HOUMA, Louisiana — The flow of the Houma Navigation Canal completely stopped this past week for the first time in the waterway's 50-year existence…" (Read more)

Chemistry conference discusses food, oil, myriad of other subjects in New Orleans
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 5, 2013.
"A world-class array of chemical science will be unveiled in New Orleans beginning Sunday, as more than 14,000 scientists gather for the American Chemical Society’s 245th national meeting and exhibition…" (Read more)

Receding resources immortalized in Thibodaux
By Katherine Gilbert-Theriot, The Tri-Parish Times (Houma, La.). April 3, 2013.
"The newest tool being used to promote the need for coastal preservation and restoration focuses on the culture and heritage that washes away with the land…" (Read more)

Jean Lafitte museum opens on Saturday
The Associated Press. April 6, 2013.
"JEAN LAFITTE, Louisiana — Officials of the town of Jean Lafitte in Jefferson Parish will formally open the Barataria Museum and Wetlands Trace on Saturday…" (Read more)

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