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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Nov. 7, 2014

November 7, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

Appeals court stands by ruling holding BP, Anadarko liable for oil spill penalties
By Jennifer Larino, The Times-Picayune, Nov. 6, 2014.
“A panel of federal appeals court judges in New Orleans has refused to reconsider a ruling that BP and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. must pay federal fines related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster…”(read more)

Court reaffirms BP is Liable in Gulf Oil Spill
By Kevin McGill, Associated Press, Nov. 6, 2014.
“A federal appeals court panel has reaffirmed its ruling that BP is liable for federal Clean Water Act damages…”(read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Nov. 6, 2014

November 6, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

Early Coastal Projects in Louisiana are underway
By Amy Wold, The Advocate, Nov. 5, 2014.
“BP spill money used to begin restoration…” (read more)

Local, state, and federal governments await oil spill payout
By Richard Fischer, The Times, Nov. 5, 2014.
“As dollars get set to flow to the gulf region as part of Clean Water Act penalties via the RESTORE Act, the Houma Navigation Canal Lock project is one of two LA projects for which money has already been set aside…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Nov. 4, 2014

November 4, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

The Battle to Control the Story – and Science – of the Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe
By John Platt, Takepart.com Oct. 31, 2014.
“BP argues the impact of the spill was short-lived. Conservation groups disagree …” (read more)

Denial is not a river in Louisiana
By Holly Moeller, The Stanford Daily. Nov. 3, 2014.
“You’d never know that just fifty miles away on the Gulf Coast, Louisiana is experiencing the greatest rate of land loss on the planet…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Nov. 3, 2014

November 3, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

BP seeks to reconsider parts of Deepwater Horizon settlement agreement based on Claims Administrator ‘conflict of interest’
By Kyle Barnett, The Louisiana Record. Oct. 31, 2014.
“A filing earlier this week by BP PLC seeks to halt parts of the Deepwater Horizon settlement agreement it alleges were tainted by Claims Administrator …” (read more)

BP Steps up Legal Assault on Gulf Spill Settlement Administrator
By Paul M. Barrett, Bloomberg Businessweek. Nov. 3, 2014.
“The lawyer, Patrick Juneau of Lafayette, La., counters that BP is feigning outrage to arrest a claims-payment process that’s proving more expensive than anticipated……” (read more)
 
Deepwater Horizon: Life Drowning in Oil
By Samual Fragoso, The Daily Beast. Nov. 2, 2014.
“The Great Invisible’ is something of a marvel—a balanced, unabridged document of life before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig accident.…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 30, 2014

October 30, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

Gulf Coast landowners, farmers can tap $40M in conservation cash from BP oil spill
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Oct. 29, 2014.
“This monumental partnership is an encouraging sign of the cooperation and dedication present on all sides with a stake in restoring this unique ecosystem…” (read more)

BP’s aggressive PR strategy obfuscates facts
By Alexis Sobel Fitts, Columbia Journalism Review. Oct. 29, 2014.
“The company’s flack blurs lines between journalism and company mission…” (read more)

Public comments sought on RESTORE Act draft NOAA science plan
By NOAA. Oct. 29, 2014.
“Long-term priorities for Gulf of Mexico ecosystem research detailed…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 29, 2014

October 29, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

Private Landowners to Benefit from New Gulf Restoration Partnership
By Laine Kaplan-Levenson, WWNO. Oct. 28, 2014.
“U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Norco, LA on Monday to announce a new environmental initiative aimed at private landowners along the Gulf Coast…” (read more)

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Announces New Gulf oil spill Recovery Program
By Janet McConnaughey, Associate Press. Oct. 28, 2014.
“It’s a way to ensure private landowners can receive the right sort of incentives to undertake the kinds of good stewardship work that ultimately contribute to broader restoration goals for the Gulf…” (read more)

Life on a Louisiana island slowly disappearing into the sea
By Anna Bressanin, Jack Garland, BBC. Oct. 29, 2014.
“The US state of Louisiana is slowly disappearing into the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)

Louisiana sues Corps of Engineers for $3 billion cost of repairing MR-GO damaged wetlands
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Oct. 28, 2014.
“The state of Louisiana sued the Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday to force it to pay the full $3 billion cost of restoring wetlands destroyed during the maintenance and operation of the shuttered Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet navigation channel…” (read more)

WSJ Opposes the Legal Settlement that Separates BP from Its Money
By Meagan Hatcher-Mays, MediaMatters. Oct. 28, 2014.
“The Wall Street Journal is defending BP’s decision to fight its legal responsibilities in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill….” (read more)

‘Space journalism’: How ProPublica tells stories using satellites
By Catalina Albeanu, journalism.co.uk . Oct. 28, 2014.
“ProPublica published its Losing Ground interactive, using satellite imagery to explain the issue of disappearing wetlands in Louisiana…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 28, 2014

October 28, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

BP spill left “bathtub ring” of oil across more than 1,200 square miles of Gulf seafloor, new study says
By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com – The Times-Picayune. Oct. 27, 2014.
“Scientists have found evidence of a "bathtub ring" of oil particles from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill covering more than 1,200 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico's seafloor…” (read more)

 
Gulf Coast landowners, farmers can tap $40M in conservation cash from BP oil spill
By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com – The Times-Picayune. Oct. 28, 2014.
“Gulf coast landowners and farmers are eligible for $40 million in conservation grants aimed at offsetting the impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill….” (read more)

 
Deepwater Horizon gunk settled far and wide
By Mark Schrope, nature.com. Oct. 27, 2014.
“Survey of deep-sea sediment helps to explain “missing oil” from 2010 spill…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 27, 2014

October 27, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

To save Louisiana's coast, protect our Restore Act funds: Kevin Kane
Letter to the Editor by Kevin Kane, The Times-Picayune. Oct. 25, 2014.
“Louisianans received good news this month, in the form of an announcement…” (read more)

Yes, BP Did Damage the Gulf
By Kara Lankford, Politico. Oct. 26, 2014.
“In an opinion article published Tuesday, the oil giant BP would have us believe…” (read more)

Author of Bayou Farewell returns to Louisiana coast, describes how much has changed in a decade (+video)
By Leigh Isaacson, WVUE (New Orleans, La.). Oct. 24, 2014.
“A man hailed as one of the first to show the rest of the country that the Louisiana cost…” (read more)

Be smart, patient with BP money
Editorial by The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). Oct. 25, 2014.
“Local officials have said they are being patient as they plan for how to spend…” (read more)

Partnership to pay for Terrebonne marsh terracing
By Chris Leblanc, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). Oct. 24, 2014.
“Ducks Unlimited, ConocoPhillips and Terrebonne Parish have joined forces on the coastal restoration…” (read more)

Rougarou Festival draws a crowd for a cause
By Chris Leblanc, The Houma Courier. Oct. 25, 2014.
“Hundreds of people, many in ghoulish Halloween costumes, converged today…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 24, 2014

October 24, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

Coastal Rundown: NOLA Gets Philly
By Laine Kaplan-Levenson, WWNO. Oct. 23, 2014.
“In September, a delegation of local officials traveled to Austin to learn how they manage…” (read more)

BP Shouldn’t Get Trial on Spill Ruling, Halliburton Says
By Margaret Cronin Fisk and Laurel Brubaker Calkins, Bloomberg. Oct. 23, 2014.
“BP’s bid for a new trial over causes of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill…” (read more)
 
Gulf Anglers Release List of Priorities for Oil Spill Funds
By Ted Williams, Flyrod & Reel. Oct. 24, 2014.
“A “wish list” of 25 fisheries projects in the five Gulf of Mexico states represents…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 23, 2014

October 23, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Officials take patient approach to oil spill fine money
By Xerxes Wilson, The Daily Comet. Oct. 22, 2014.
“Local officials are taking a patient approach to spending money being allocated…” (read more)

BP Oil Spill Didn’t Ruin Gulf of Mexico, Says Politico Piece Written by BP Communications Guy
By Zach Schonfeld, Newsweek. Oct. 22, 2014.
““No, BP Didn’t Ruin the Gulf,” argues a Politico Magazine story published Tuesday…” (read more)

Your City’s Best Defense Against Climate Change: Nature
By Kristine Wong, TakePart. Oct. 22, 2014.
“Wetlands, oyster reefs, and sand dunes might not seem tough enough to withstand…” (read more)

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