Latest Mississippi River Delta Delta News; September 27, 2012
Sen. Mary Landrieu pushes for levee that would have protected St. John from Hurricane Isaac’s surge
By Matt Scallan, The Times-Picayune. September 26, 2012.
“Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., told residents of storm-battered St. John the Baptist Parish Wednesday that it’s time to scrap the federal process that has delayed the construction of a levee that would have protected thousands of parish residents from tidal flooding brought on by Hurricane Isaac…” (Read more)
Coal facility, Mississippi River diversion project planned for same site
By Zoe Sullivan, The Lens (New Orleans). September 26, 2012.
“Few would doubt that Louisiana needs both economic development and environmental rejuvenation. At Myrtle Grove, a small river town in Plaquemines Parish, those imperatives make for a critical dilemma: whether to put a priority on rebuilding the coastal land that has been melting into the Gulf of Mexico for decades or capitalize on the state’s geo-strategic location and beef up coal export facilities for hungry foreign markets…” (Read more)