St. Mary Parish is expected to receive $5.3 million if a ruling Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier that BP was “grossly negligent” in its actions leading to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill stands. The ruling means BP faces penalities up to $4,300 per barrel of oil spilled. The chart is an estimate of the range of funding each of the parishes will receive, based on BP being fined $4,300 per barrel spilled from BP’s estimate of 2.45 billion barrels to the U.S. Department of Justice estimate of 4.1 billion barrels.
(Graph from U.S. Mary Landrieu's office)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmentalists, recreational fishermen and people who make their living on the Gulf of Mexico are hailing a federal judge’s ruling that could mean $18 billion in additional fi
The La. 182 bridge was scheduled to be closed from 8 a.m. to noon today for a routine inspection. The Long-Allen Bridge was opened for traffic in 1933 and was a major crossing over the Atchafalay River until the E.J. Lionel Grizzaffi Bridge on U.S. 90 opened in 1975.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)
The La. 182 bridge was scheduled to be closed from 8 a.m. to noon today for a routine inspection.