March 2011

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All 64 Louisiana Parishes to receive BP aid for tourism

3/15/2011 7:52 AM By Alejandro de los Rios @ Louisiana’s lega Journal The first $5 million of tourism aid from BP will be split between all 64 Louisiana Parishes, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne announced last week. The funds are the first of six payments by BP to Louisiana totaling $30 million to help the state’s [...]

Criminal Investigations Into BP Oil Spill Are Consolidated

By TENNILLE TRACY WASHINGTON—The U.S. Justice Department is consolidating its criminal investigations into BP PLC’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, folding the work of three different offices and divisions within the department under one task force. Justice said Monday it had formed the Deepwater Horizon Task Force to oversee all facets of the criminal investigation, which [...]

In Devastating Complaint, Louisiana Demands $1 Million a Day from BP & Others

By SABRINA CANFIELD NEW ORLEANS (CN) – Louisiana demands more than $1 million a day from each of the companies responsible for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, in accord with the Louisiana Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1991, the Oil Pollution Act, and the Louisiana Environmental Quality Act. In his federal complaint, [...]

Gulf Tides: BP's drilling disaster video series by Gulf Restoriation Network

Gulf Tides: BP’s drilling disaster video series by Gulf Restoriation Network

This article has been reviewed by the following Topic Editor: Cutler Cleveland Tim Robbins narrates this ongoing series documenting the environmental issues and coastal community concerns in the wake of the BP drilling disaster. Created by GRN and NOLA Image Works with support from the VItalogy Foundation and Wallace Global Fund. Written and directed by [...]

Oil Drilling to Resume in the Gulf’s Deep Waters

By JOHN M. BRODER and CLIFFORD KRAUSS Published: February 28, 2011 LinkedinDiggMixxMySpacePermalink.WASHINGTON — The Interior Department said Monday that it had approved the first new deepwater drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP explosion and spill last spring, a milestone after a period of intense uncertainty for industry and a wholesale remaking [...]

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