Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 15, 2013
Waiting for BP’s pot of gold
By J. Earle Bowden, The Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal. April 13, 2013.
“We appear in a long waiting uncertainty, the BP bonanza and our new, juiced-up future penciled in somewhere on the long calendar of time. Yet, brightness on the horizon: super bucks in 80 percent of federal fines anticipated and allotted by Congress to coastal counties from RESTORE – Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunity and Revived Economies of the Gulf States Act of 2011…” (Read more)
Gulf oil spill’s effects still has seafood industry nervous
By Craig Pittman, The Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times. April 13, 2013.
“Three years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Gulf of Mexico seafood industry is still holding its breath and expecting the worst…” (Read more)
Sally Jewell takes helm at Interior Department
FuelFix. April 12, 2013.
“Sally Jewell is set to be sworn in as the 51st secretary of interior on this afternoon, following an overwhelming Senate confirmation vote Wednesday…” (Read more)
Morganza to Gulf project OK recommended
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). April 15, 2013.
“PORT ALLEN — The Morganza to the Gulf hurricane protection system reauthorization took another step forward Friday when the Mississippi River Commission recommended approval of the plan to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers chief in Washington, D.C…” (Read more)
BP-funded $1.3 million dune restoration project takes root along Alabama Gulf Coast
By Marc D. Anderson, The Press Register. April 12, 2013.
“GULF SHORES, Alabama — Having overseen the planting of 44 million beach plants over two decades along the Gulf Coast, Robert McKee’s Pensacola-based company is back at work along Baldwin County’s shores as part of a BP-funded $1.3 million dune restoration project…” (Read more)
3 reappointed to Louisiana Shrimp Task Force.
By Drew Broach, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 14, 2013.
“Gov. Bobby Jindal has reappointed Byron Despaux of Barataria, Acy Cooper Jr. of Venice and Lance Nacio of Montegut to the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force. The 19-member panel is supposed to study and monitor the shrimp industry and make recommendations to the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and other state agencies…” (Read more)