Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 23, 2013
Mississippi River to crest below flood stage in Vicksburg
By Greg Hilburn, Gannett. April 22, 2013.
“Though some communities in Illinois and Missouri are fighting floodwaters from the Mississippi River, it’s expected to crest below flood stage throughout most of Louisiana…” (Read more)
DEO bill would re-route oil spill fine dollars from 8 Gulf counties
By Bruce Ritchie, The Florida Current. April 22, 2013.
“A proposed amendment to a Senate bill dealing with the Department of Economic Opportunity would remove eight Panhandle counties from the decision-making process for spending money from fines in the 2010 Gulf oil spill, according to commissioners from those counties…” (Read more)
Gaetz creates non-profit to protect oil spill settlement money
By Mary Ellen Klas, Naked Politics Blog (Miami Herald). April 22, 2013.
“Deep within the massive 100-page amendment to SB 1024, the Senate’s giant economic developmment bill, is a lengthy new initiative offered up by Senate President Don Gaetz designed to shield any potential proceeds from the lawsuit against BP and Halliburton over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill…” (Read more)