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Fisher: Two post-oil spill restoration projects moving forward

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Two Mississippi projects aimed at restoring marine resources damaged in 2010 by the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Oil Spill are moving forward as part of Phase I of the DWH Early Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment (Phase I plan), according to Mississippi trustee Trudy D. Fisher, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental […] [...]

Gulf oil slick breaking up; source still a mystery

GULF OF MEXICO — The Coast Guard says an oil sheen off Louisiana’s coast is breaking up and is much smaller than when it was first spotted. The sheen initially was reported to be about 10 miles long and a mile wide when it was spotted Wednesday about 130 miles southeast of New Orleans. No […] [...]

Coast Guard investigating reports of 10-mile-long Gulf oil slick

GULF OF MEXICO — The U.S. Coast Guard is checking reports of a 10-mile oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico near wells operated by Shell Oil. Petty Officer Steve Lehmann in New Orleans said a helicopter with a pollution officer on board was headed out today to determine where the oil was coming from. […] [...]

Transocean chief executive hoping for comprehensive oil spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS — The head of Transocean Ltd. says the company is hoping for a comprehensive legal settlement of claims resulting from the BP oil spill. Transocean chief executive Steve Newman told a conference of investment analysts in New Orleans today such a settlement would have “to recognize the relationship” between a drilling company and […] [...]

Hood hires ex-Attorney General Moore to handle BP oil spill claims

JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood confirmed yesterday to The Associated Press that he has hired former Attorney General Mike Moore and others to handle the state’s claims against BP PLC stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Hood hired fellow Democrat Moore, plus former state Supreme Court Justice Reuben Anderson and […] [...]

Environmentalists file lawsuit to block offshore drilling

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Sierra Club and The Gulf Restoration Network have asked a Hinds County judge to block the state from enacting new regulations on offshore drilling. Dan Turner, spokesman for the Mississippi Development Authority, said he has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment. The groups contend the process is moving […] [...]

Senators lobbying House to pass BP oil spill bill

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are hoping the House of Representatives will look favorably on “overwhelming” Senate support for legislation that will direct fines from the BP oil spill to Mississippi and other Gulf Coast states. The Senate yesterday approved (74-22) the Moving Ahead for Progress in […] [...]

Senate OKs states receiving oil spill funds; Feinberg tenure as administrator ending

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Senate has approved using the bulk of water pollution fines stemming from the 2010 Gulf oil spill to pay for restoration in five Gulf states. The BP oil company could be fined $5.4 billion to $21.1 billion under the Clean Water Act, depending on whether it’s found grossly negligent. The […] [...]

Environmentalists ask county to oppose offshore drilling; supervisors decline

JACKSON COUNTY — An environmental group opposed to offshore drilling in Mississippi has asked Jackson County to join them. County supervisors said they are not ready to take a stand on the issue. The group, called 12 Miles South Coalition, met with supervisors yesterday. State officials want to lease state waters in the Gulf of […] [...]

BP still faces hurdles after $7.8B oil spill settlement

GULF OF MEXICO — BP’s multibillion-dollar settlement with people and businesses harmed by its 2010 oil spill removes some uncertainty about the potential financial damages it faces. It also may help the company restore its all-important relationship with the federal government. Although the oil company still has a few major legal and financial hurdles to […] [...]

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