Environment

Gulf Oil Spill
8:55 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

BP Claims Expanding Beyond Gulf Coast

New Orleans, La. – Kenneth Feinberg says claims will now be considered that are submitted from areas not directly impacted by oil. He says the process is fluid and he's making changes as issues are brought to his attention.

"I am listening. I am willing to make mid-course corrections based on input from the very people I'm trying to help." :09

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:10 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

EPA Promises Environmental Justice In Gulf Restoration

New Orleans, La. – E-P-A Administrator Lisa Jackson met in New Orleans with groups concerned about having a role in Gulf restoration. The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, for instance, says toxic waste coming from the BP spill should not be sent only to landfills in low-income areas. Jackson says those concerns will be addressed.

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:06 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

Federal Panel Focusing On Gulf Restoration

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:45 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Salvage Company Says BP Delayed Response

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:42 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Joint Panel Meets Outside New Orleans To Investigate Spill

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:23 pm
Thu September 30, 2010

Claims Process Speeding Up

New Orleans, La. – Claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg says the flood of checks in recent days is the result of a streamlined process he ordered over the weekend.

Feinberg is in charge of the $20 billion dollar fund the White House negotiated with the oil company.

Since taking over the claim process from BP in August, the fund has paid out more than 42-thousand requests for economic damages.

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Gulf Oil Spill
10:13 pm
Tue September 28, 2010

Navy Secretary Backs Gulf Support Plan

New Orleans, La. – Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced in New Orleans that most of the civil penalties expected to be paid by BP for Clean Water Act violations should stay in the Gulf region.

"Because the Gulf took the risk, because the Gulf took the damage, that money, a significant amount of that money, should be dedicated to the Gulf, to the people and the region that bore the brunt of this."

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:23 pm
Mon September 27, 2010

Engineering Panel Slams BP's Oil Spill Report

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:08 pm
Sat September 25, 2010

BP Claims Process Will Be Streamlined

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:52 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

GNO Inc. Pushes For Regional Economic Recovery From Spill

New Orleans, La. – Greater New Orleans Incorporated is meeting with political representatives to generate economic development in the aftermath of the BP oil spill. G-N-O President Michael Hecht says that while concern has centered on the 33 deepwater rigs affected by the moratorium, shallow-water drilling is being stalled by bureaucrats.

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