Summary: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency for Louisiana in preparatin for Invest 94 or could be known as Tropical Storm Danielle should the condition upgrade. In the declaration, Jindal expressed his concern about the storm's impact upon the BP oil spill and impact of the Deepwater Horizon site.
Summary: As a low pressure system threatens the Gulf of Mexico, BP has announced it will suspend operations to complete the "bottom kill" due to the weather. It is hopeful that the bottom kill would permanently plug the Macondo well. Also, in a press briefing, National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen discussed the federal response in light of the gulf weather and Louisiana Governor, Bobby Jindal told Louisianians to monitor the weather.
Summary: Louisiana Governor bobby Jindal praises the consolidation of the federal BP oil spill court cases to the US District court of Louisiana, in New Orleans.
Louisiana Poll by SMOR showing David Vitter ahead of Charlie Melancon, Bobby Jindal very popular, and Jay Dardenne leading the Lt. Governor Race. President Obama's poll numbers are very low.
Summary: NASA head Sean O'Keefe and former Republican Alaska Senator Ted Stevens were reportedly in an airplane crash last night. Five persons are reportedly killed in crash. The AP is reporting that Stevens was killed in the crash (1:37 pm). According to Reuters, O'Keefe has survived the plane crash. (3:15 pm).
Former NASA head Sean O'Keefe and former Republican Senator Ted Stevens were reportedly in an airplane crash last night. According to press reports, five people were killed. There are no definitive reports confirming the possible presence of O’Keefe or Stevens in the crash or their respective conditions.
Summary: Louisiana Governor Jindal's Commisioner of Administration, Paul Rainwater has tapped Chris Gillot to serve as his chief of staff.
Summary: Barack and Michelle Obama are entitled to vacations, but they are not King, Queen or royalty such as the King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain. The Obamas should remember that US families are suffering from the horrible economy.
Summary: BP has deposited $3Billion of the $20B of the amount that President Obama and the company agreed upon in June. However, there are numerous questions remaining about the security of the outstanding amounts owed and the collectability of the remaining balance for the claims and damages related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon rig.
Summary: BP announced that it has established a trust and has made a $3 billion initial deposit of the previously-announced $20 billion escrow account to pay legitimate claims arising from the Deepwater Horizon incident and the resulting oil and gas spill. President Obama's US Justice Department said today that it has made clear that the company still needs to ensure that the necessary funds will be available if something happens to the subsidiary that established the trust and it looks forward to completion of an appropriate security arrangement in the near future
Summary: BP has plugged the blown-out Macondo well, with the static kill--but not all is well as Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen called the situation a catastrophe. Along the coast of Gulf of Mexico there are very real questions as to whether the tourism, seafood and oil drilling industries will ever return to the pre-exploding Deepwater Horizond days.
NEW ORLEANS, LA -A new plan is being made by a New Orleans area economic development agency and Chevron to help mitigate damages related to the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster.
Summary: A new battle appears to be erupting in the Louisiana US Senate election drama involving republicans David Vitter, Chet Traylor and Democrat, Charlie Melancon: