Drilling Opponents Say Miss. Should Slow Down

By: | Associated Press Published: February 15, 2012 Updated: February 15, 2012 – 10:26 AM » 0 Comments | Post a Comment GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) The Sierra Club and other members of the 12 Miles South Coalition say Mississippi is rushing toward drilling in state waters without addressing concerns about tourism, the environment or economics. [...]

Sierra Club maintains majority of citizens oppose oil and gas drilling

Posted: Feb 10, 2012 7:14 PM CST Updated: Feb 11, 2012 11:05 AM CST By Jeff Lawson Video Gallery 85% of people at public meetings oppose gas drilling BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – It would appear a lot of people want don’t want oil and gas drilling rigs in state waters. This week, the Mississippi Development [...]

Transocean Can’t Sue USA for Oil Spill

By SABRINA CANFIELD NEW ORLEANS (CN) – U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled Friday that Transocean cannot sue the U.S. government for fault in the Deepwater Horizon blowout, as Uncle Sam has sovereign immunity. During a status conference before the oral arguments, BP attorney Andrew Langan said the Department of Justice supports a continuing Gulf [...]

Trial looms for liability case in Gulf oil spill

Trial looms for liability case in Gulf oil spill

By Rick Jervis, USA TODAY NEW ORLEANS – Each day, a team of 70 lawyers gathers in a New Orleans office suite to pore over a mountain of documents, study depositions and formulate argument. The attorneys, representing condominium owners, oyster fishermen, hoteliers, beach towns and others who claim to have been hurt by last year’s [...]

Feinberg: Shrimpers’ pain continues: New rules to give more money to hard-hit shrimpers

By HARRY R. WEBER – Associated Press The administrator of the $20 billion fund set up by BP to compensate individuals and businesses hurt by last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Thursday new rules are being formulated to make payouts more generous for hard-hit shrimpers. Washington attorney Kenneth Feinberg told a House Committee [...]

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