Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Oct. 2, 2013
October 2, 2013 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Eyebrows raised over BP spill claims
By UPI. Oct. 1, 2013.
“The National Wildlife Federation is questioning claims by BP regarding the amount of oil spilled in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill…” (read more)

BP accused of lying about extent of oil spill
By Edd Gent, Engineering and Technology Magazine. Oct. 1, 2013.
“BP lied about how much oil was leaking from its Macondo well and took too long to cap it, a US court has been told…" (read more)

Judge hears claims BP lied about oil spill
By Associated Press. Oct. 1, 2013.
Video: “The second phase of the federal trial over the 2010 BP oil spill resumed Monday in New Orleans with a focus on how much oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico and the company's response to the disaster.” (See it here)

Testimony at oil spill trial faults BP response
By Associated Press. Oct. 1, 2013.
“An employee of the company that owned the doomed Deepwater Horizon drilling rig testified Tuesday that he was surprised when BP scrapped his team's design to stop the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)

BP trial turns to differing views on plans for dropping a new stack to plug the failed one during the gulf oil spill
By Mark Waller, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). Oct. 01, 2013.
“Lawyers for BP and the oil company's opponents in the second phase of the trial over the 2010 oil spill spent Tuesday morning setting up differing views of efforts to control the wild well by affixing a new blowout preventer atop the ruptured one…” (read more)

Trial Update: Lawyers Accuse BP of Oil Spill Lies
By The Maritime Executive. Oct. 1, 2013.
“In the frantic days after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP lied about how much oil was leaking from its Macondo well and took too long to cap it, plaintiffs' lawyers said on Monday at the opening of the second phase of the company's trial…” (read more)

BP Wasn’t Prepared for Deepwater Blowout, Witness Says
By Allen Johnson Jr. & Margaret Cronin Fisk, Bloomberg. Oct. 1, 2013.
“BP wasn’t prepared for a blowout at its deepwater Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, a safety expert who studied the 2010 oil spill told a judge who is assessing how well the company reacted to the disaster…” (read more)

Plaintiffs’ lawyers allege BP lied about oil spill
By Molly Ryan, Houston Business Journal. Oct. 1, 2013.
“On Sept. 30, the first day of the second phase of a trial set to determine the responsibility of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, plaintiffs’ lawyers said in court that BP did not spend enough time or money to prepare for a disaster and claimed the supermajor lied about the amount of oil spilled from the well, Reuters reports…” (read more)

BP starts second phase of civil trial
By Eileen Fleming, WWNO (New Orleans, La.).. Oct. 1, 2013.
“BP is in the second phase of a month-long civil trial in New Orleans over its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The company is denying allegations that it misled officials about how much oil was gushing out of its blown-out well…” (read more)

Study: BP spill damaged sea-floor life for miles
By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press. Oct. 1, 2013.
“The vast 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill damaged the tiny animals that live on the sea floor for about 57 square miles around the blown-out BP oil well, with severe damage in about nine square miles of that area, says a researcher from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi…” (read more)

Gulf of Mexico oil spill: BP accused of lying about spill size
By Jerin Mathew, International Business Times. Oct. 1, 2013.
“British oil major BP was accused of lying to the government about the amount of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, following the Macondo well explosion, at the opening of the second phase of the company's trial over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill…” (read more)

Recovery of Gulf after BP spill remains Job 1
By Miami Herald Editorial. Oct. 1, 2013.
“The second half of a complicated civil trial began in New Orleans Monday over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that killed 11 workers and spewed crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 agonizing days…” (read more)

Charity Spotlight: America's Wetlands
By Lindsey Rousselle, New Orleans Saints News. Oct. 1, 2013.
“Globally, America’s wetlands are a considerable habitat for many species of plants and animals. In recent years, this ecosystem has been undoubtedly threatened and is now dissipating from the Louisiana Coast affecting not only Louisianans, but also the country…” (read more)

BP Executive defends spill response tactics
By Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press. Sept. 30, 2013.
“A BP executive who led the company's efforts to halt its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico testified Tuesday that his decisions were guided by the principle that they shouldn't do anything that could make the crisis even worse…” (read more)

Gulf oil spill: How much flowed? BP trial judge to decide
By Mark Guarino, Christian Science Monitor. Sept. 30, 2013.
“The second phase of a federal civil trial involving BP began Monday. The company faces Clean Water Act fines ranging anywhere between $2.7 billion to $18 billion for the Gulf oil spill…” (read more)

Gulf of Mexico oil spill: BP back in court for second phase
By UPI. Sept. 30, 2013.
“The second phase of BP's civil trial in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill began Monday in New Orleans with lawyers claiming the company failed in its preparations…” (read more)

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