Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 9, 2014
Wildlife in Gulf of Mexico still suffering four years after BP oil spill: report
By Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian. April 9, 2014.
“The BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico caused dangerous after-effects to more than a dozen different animals…” (read more)
Four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, wildlife still struggling
By Brook Hays, UPI. April 8, 2014.
“Roughly four years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, spilling 200 million gallons of oil…” (read more)
Barrier islands are a priority
Editorial by The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). April 8,2014.
”A vital project aimed at rebuilding barrier islands off the coast of Lafourche Parish has received $145 million…” (read more)
Terrebonne to discuss flood zone regulations
By Xerxes Wilson, The Houma Courier. April 7, 2014.
“The Terrebonne Parish Council is to consider ordinances this week that govern development in the parish…” (read more)
Laf. headland project receives another $144.6M
By Eric Besson, The Tri-Parish Times (Houma, La.). April 8, 2014.
“Nearly $144.6 million in oil-spill fines have been pledged to construct the second phase of the massive…” (read more)
The Economic Case for Restoring Coastal Ecosystems
By Michael Conathan, Jeffrey Buchanan, and Shiva Polefka, Center for American Progress. April 9, 2014.
“As America’s coastal cities expanded throughout the 19th century, the wetlands were often considered a nuisance…” (read more)