Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 15, 2012
State, Corps spar over efforts to fight saltwater in Mississippi River
By John Snell, WVUE-TV (New Orleans). August 15, 2012.
“New Orleans, La. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers method for dealing with saltwater creeping up the Mississippi River has sparked a dispute with the State of Louisiana over a nearby coastal project…” (Read more)
Mary Landrieu Tells Coast Guard to Get Back to the Beach
NOLA Defender. August 14, 2012.
It’s more than two years since the Deepwater Horizon blew, but the damage it caused is still oozing into local politics. When it comes to cleaning up, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is telling the Coast Guard they shouldn’t be packing up their things and leaving the shore just yet…” (Read more)
RESTORE money to come from three buckets
By John Mullen, Gulf Coast News Today. August 13, 2012.
“GULF SHORES — In the past two years, the leaders of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have been drawn closer together as the two cities try to cope with the ongoing recovery from the 2010 BP oil spill…” (Read more)
Atchafalaya Basin Flyover
KLFY-TV (Lafayette, La.). August 13, 2012.
“At 1.4 million acres the largest river swamp in North America the Atchafalaya Basin serves as the home for countless species of animals, and brings in millions of dollars for the state in eco-tourism…” (Read more)