Partnership Update

November 20, 2012

BP Spill Settlement Is $2.4 Billion Windfall for Wildlife

By Mark Drajem, Bloomberg News, November 18, 2012: "Oil was still gushing from BP Plc (BP/)’s Macondo well in 2010 when a little-known non-profit rushed to establish a new resting area for more than 1 billion migratory birds that stop each year at the Gulf of Mexico..." More >>

Gulf Coast States at Odds on Penalties for Oil Spill

By Campbell Robertson, The New York Times, November 16, 2012:
"New Orleans - With BP’s agreement on Thursday to plead guilty to 14 criminal charges and pay $4.5 billion in fines and other payments in connection with its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast politicians are now eyeing a much bigger potential windfall from the company: $20 billion or more in civil pollution penalties for the spill..." More >>

Even after $4.5-Billion Oil Spill Fines, Civil Trial Looms for BP

By Michael Muskal and Richard Simon, The Los Angeles Times, November 16, 2012: "Washington - BP has accepted criminal responsibility for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a move that it said has put the criminal part of one of the nation’s worst environmental disasters in the rear-view mirror..." More >>

Fine Money is a Way Forward

Editorial, The Daily Comet (Houma, La.), November 17, 2012:
"Billions of dollars are a good start toward setting things right..." More >>

Body Believed to Be Missing Worker Found Near Site of Oil Rig Blast

By Colleen Curry, Whitney T. Lloyd and Alyssa Newcomb, ABC News, November 18, 2012: "A body believed to be one of the workers missing since an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded was recovered late last night in the water near the platform..." More >>

Miller Wary BP Criminal Settlement

By Tom McLaughlin, Northwest Florida Daily News, November 16, 2012:
"While many were cheering the government’s settlement of criminal charges against BP, U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller sounded a word of warning..." More >>

Mobile County Officials on BP Settlement: This Is Not the End of the Story

By Ellen Mitchell, The Press-Register, November 16, 2012: "Mobile, Alabama - Mobile County officials were unsatisfied with the $4.5 billion BP agreed to pay to settle federal criminal charges against the company for the 2010 Gulf oil spill, but many saw the fine as a start in the right direction..." More >>

Tulane President: Katrina Taught New Orleans Not Just to Rebuild, but to Reimagine

By Scott Cowen, President, Tulane University, for The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), November 18, 2012: "During the height of Hurricane Sandy, Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel remarked that the storm was "New Jersey’s Katrina," a phrase that has a double resonance for me. As president of Tulane University for the past 15 years, I was in New Orleans during Katrina and its long aftermath..." More >>

Breaking Down the BP Settlement: Where Will the Money Go?

By Kiley Kroh, Center for American Progress, November 16, 2012:
"Yesterday, the Justice Department announced BP agreed to plead guilty to 14 criminal charges stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and agreed to pay $4.5 billion in fines and penalties – the largest single criminal fine and largest total criminal resolution in US history..." More >>


Julia Weaver
Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation
Ocean Springs, MS

The Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation is organized under the auspices of the Land Trust Alliance which provides administrative and fiscal support.

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