Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 29, 2014

BP Says Gulf Cleanup Over
By Steve Curwood, NPR – Living on Earth. April 25, 2014.
*Melanie Driscoll featured
“There’s a saying about ecology that it’s not rocket science, it’s a lot more complicated than that. We’re looking at a system…” (read more)

Zeringue: Diversions are essential to coastal restoration
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. April 28, 2014.
“River diversions are only one part of the integrated plan for coastal restoration and flood protection in the state…” (read more)

Coastal Restoration Fund Maneuver Used to Balance Budget
By Sue Lincoln, WWNO (New Orleans, La.). April 29, 2014.
“There’s no one-time money for recurring expenditures in the budget,” Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols guaranteed from the start of this year’s budget process…” (read more)

Inside Report: Oil cleanup not over ‘by a long shot’
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. April 28, 2014.
“The U.S. Coast Guard has moved almost three miles of Louisiana beach into a new phase of cleanup called a “Middle Response…” (read more)

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority proposes $725 million plan to help save our coasts
By Lauren McCoy, WGMB (Baton Rouge, La.). April 28, 2014.
“There’s a big push to protect Louisiana’s coastline and for good reason. Our state loses nearly 35 square miles of land every year…” (read more)

Morganza to the Gulf to get House hearing needed for ‘authorization’
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. April 28, 2014.
“The $10.3 billion Morganza to the Gulf levee system appears headed for congressional authorization…” (read more)

Louisiana seafood certification program tightens rules
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune. April 28, 2014.
“The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on Monday announced rule changes to its seafood certification program…” (read more)