The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced Louisiana will receive $67.9 million to advance projects designed to improve the marine and coastal environments, ecosystems, and habitats in the Gulf of Mexico and bordering states harmed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The funds were generated by agreements between BP, Transocean, and the U.S. Department of Justice to settle certain criminal charges against both companies in relation to the spill. This is the first approved dedication of the funds, expected to total $2.544 billion for the affected states over a five-year period.
Get more information, including a list of projects to receive funding, by clicking here.
A long-standing dispute between the state and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over who should pay for coastal restoration work associated with the closing of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet could end up being decided in the courts.
The Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana formalized its opposition Wednesday to a coastal-erosion lawsuit against oil and gas companies filed by a flood protection authority representing the east bank of the New Orleans area.
The state’s coastal authority voted Tuesday to start legal action against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, asking the courts to decide how much, if anything, the state is obligated to pay toward two ecosystem and levee projects in south…
Attorneys and a federal judge began questioning prospective jurors Monday in the trial of a former BP engineer accused of trying to stymie government investigators by deleting text messages and voice mails in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon…