In April of 2010, a deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon Oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico caused what has become known as the BP Oil Spill. The spill pumped millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf and started amazing amounts of litigation that have no end in sight. A consortium of universities in Gulf Coast states is working on what to do about the ecological state of the Gulf now, and when the money from fines is finally collected.
Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll get a report on the state of the gulf and the litigation four years after the spill.
The CEO of the company proposing a casino in Ulster County is gone from the position, for a second time.
Michael Treanor is leaving the post of CEO of Nevele Resort, Casino & Spa proposed for Wawarsing, but will stay on as CEO of Claremont Partners, Nevele’s parent company, focusing on other properties. Treanor had stepped aside at the beginning of May following a New York Post article reporting he had been accused of sexual assault in 2007. After an internal review, Treanor returned to the position three weeks later.
There is a new spiritual leader for the 220,000 Roman Catholics in western Massachusetts.
56 year old Mitchell Thomas Rozanski was installed as the 9th bishop of the Springfield diocese during a nearly 2-and-a-half hour service Tuesday. The 900 seat St. Michael’s Cathedral, the mother church of the diocese in downtown Springfield was nearly filled to capacity.
The University of Connecticut has banned three more Greek organizations for hazing, saying students were forced to eat pet food, bob for mini-bottles of alcohol from toilets and be partly or fully nude.
Mitchell Thomas Rozanski will be installed this afternoon as the 9th bishop of the Springfield Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church. The diocese encompasses the four counties of western Massachusetts with 82 parishes and 220,000 members. Rozanski, who is 56 years old, is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill on the eve of the installation.