Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 14, 2014
Louisiana and 20 coastal parishes to share 20 percent of initial Restore Act money
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 13, 2014.
“Louisiana and 20 coastal parishes will share 20 percent of the the first two baskets…” (read more)
Treasury Issues RESTORE Act Rule to Help Aid Recovering of Gulf Coast Communities
By The National Journal. Aug. 13, 2014.
“To help further the recovery of communities affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill…” (read more)
Treasury takes step toward oil spill trust fund for allocating RESTORE Act funds
The Associated Press. Aug. 14, 2014.
“The U.S. Treasury Department has set out 97 pages of rules for investing and allocating money…” (read more)
New Rule – Major Step Forward for Louisiana Recovery, Says Senator
By Dredging Today. Aug. 14, 2014.
“Vitter has been urging the Obama Administration to move forward with the RESTORE Act…” (read more)
Treasury Department releases interim final ruling for RESTORE Act funds
By Laurie Wiegler, Examiner. Aug. 13, 2014.
“Today, the U.S. Treasury Department released an interim final ruling…” (read more)
Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since spill
By Stacey Plaisance and Janet McConnaughey, The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.). Aug. 14, 2014.
“Fisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed…” (read more)
Gulf oysters still far below levels before BP spill
By Timothy Cama, The Hill. Aug. 12, 2014.
“Oyster harvests in some parts of the Gulf of Mexico are at about a third…” (read more)