Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 29, 2013
Empty nets in Louisiana three years after the spill
By Matt Smith, CNN. April 27, 2013.
“Yscloskey, Louisiana (CNN) — On his dock along the banks of Bayou Yscloskey, Darren Stander makes the pelicans dance…” (Read more)
Nature Conservancy wants RESTORE Act money for environment in South Mississippi
By Christina Steube, The Sun Herald (Biloxi, Miss.). April 27, 2013.
“The Nature Conservancy wants to make sure ecological restoration is on the same level of economical restoration, representatives told the Sun Herald last week…” (Read more)
Arcadis Wins Order to Evaluate Lower Manhattan Flood Protection
By Martijn van der Starre, Bloomberg News. April 29, 2013.
“Arcadis NV (ARCAD), the biggest Dutch designer of bridges and dikes, won an order to evaluate options for flood prevention in New York as the city works to avoid a repeat of the destruction last year by superstorm Sandy…” (Read more)
Restoring Gulf Coast environment supports regional, national economy
The Dayton (Tex.) News. April 28, 2013.
“As the third anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster approaches, Ducks Unlimited remembers the 11 lives lost and reminds decision makers that Gulf Coast ecosystems intrinsically linked to the regional and national economy are still in a devastating state of decline…” (Read more)
Rep. Richmond bill would add national economic effects to levee construction decisions
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 26, 2013.
“U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-N.O., introduced legislation Friday that would require the Army Corps of Engineers to consider financial effects on the national economy, including product cost increases caused by the shutdown or flooding of refineries and chemical plants, when weighing the costs and benefits of building new river and hurricane flood protection levees…” (Read more)
New York City Employee Pension Funds Sue BP Over Gulf Oil Spill
By Karen Gullo, Bloomberg News. April 26, 2013.
“New York City pension funds sued BP Plc (BP/) for at least $39 million in investment losses, saying the oil company failed to disclose the risks and safety issues leading to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico…” (Read more)