Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 20, 2013
June 20, 2013 | Posted by Rachel Schott in Latest News

BP, Coast Guard criticized for trying to downgrade oil spill clean-up efforts
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune, (New Orleans). June 19, 2013.
"Coast Guard officials have repeatedly denied that they will end official clean-up efforts in Louisiana until it's clear that contaminated shorelines are clean or that further cleanup would be more detrimental than leaving the remaining oil…" (Read more)

Public comment period for responding to gulf restoration plan ends Monday
By Laurie Wiegler, New Orleans Environmental News Examiner. June 19, 2013.
"On May 23, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council released their initial draft plan for restoring the gulf following extensive damage caused by the 2010 Macondo blowout and BP oil spill…" (Read more)

Louisiana seafood board asking for more time to spend BP oil spill money
By Diana Samuels, The Times-Picayune, (New Orleans). June 19, 2013.
"Louisiana's seafood board is going to ask BP for two more years to spend the millions of dollars it received after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill…" (Read more)

2 ex-BP employees face new indictments in federal probed of massive Gulf oil spill
By Associated Press, The Washington Post. June 19, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS — Justice Department prosecutors secured new indictments Wednesday against a former BP engineer and a former BP executive charged separately with obstructing probes of the company’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…" (Read more)

With new $14 billion hurricane protection system, who's responsible?
By Sandy Rosenthal and  H.J. Bosworth, Jr., The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). June 19, 2013.
"The chair of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority recently made headlines when he testified before a congressional hearing in Washington declaring that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a "complete disaster…" (Read more)

 

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