February 2011

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Marriage of oil and fisheries in Louisiana is not so happy: Bob Marshall

By Bob Marshall, The Times-Picayune Imagine this. A reporter is invited on a state-funded fishing trip by the Louisiana Charter Boat Association. One caveat: His story must inform readers the oil industry lives in harmony with recreational fishing and, in fact, is beneficial to that sector. Shocked? So was Eric Sharp of the Detroit Free-Press. [...]

Vitter slams Feinberg over compensation from BP

By Andrew Restuccia – 02/24/11 02:52 PM ET Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) said Thursday a compensation contract between BP and Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of the company’s $20 billion oil spill fund, represents a conflict of interest. Vitter’s comments come as Feinberg finds himself under fire from Gulf-state officials who have said he is not [...]

Pressures Mount to Resume Drilling .

By TENNILLE TRACY And RYAN TRACY WASHINGTON—Interior Secretary Ken Salazar plans to meet with oil industry executives in Houston Friday to assess the industry’s readiness to handle a major offshore oil spill, amid growing pressure from congressional Republicans and a federal judge to resume deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Salazar is expected [...]

Court orders Obama to act on drilling permits

By Steve Hargreaves, senior writerFebruary 18, 2011: 4:56 PM ET   NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A federal court ordered the Obama administration Thursday to act on five deep water drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico within 30 days, calling the delays in issuing new decisions “unreasonable, unacceptable, and unjustified.” In a case brought by [...]

US to conduct enviro review of 5-year drilling plan

  Tue Feb 8, 2011 11:49am EST * Plan covers drilling in Gulf of Mexico off 4 states * Govt pulled Florida from plan after BP oil spill WASHINGTON Feb 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. Interior Department said on Tuesday it will conduct a review on the environmental impact of leasing certain oil and natural [...]

Oyster Industry Convention

Oyster Industry Convention

The oyster industry was hit especially hard by last year’s oil spill. Millions in profits were lost and hundreds of oyster fishermen still find themselves out of work. So, at this year’s Oyster Industry Convention the overwhelming question is; when will the bleeding stop? It was a colossal change in tenor at this year’s Louisiana [...]

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