Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 21, 2012
Restore Act process still unclear
By Nikki Buskey, The Houma (La.) Courier. August 20, 2012.
"With billions of dollars for coastal restoration projects expected to come to the Gulf Coast after passage of the Restore Act, state, local and environmental officials are trying to get their plans in place to secure coastal money…" (Read more)
Letters: Building our coastal workforce
By Scott Kirkpatrick, Coastal Builders Coalition, to The Advocate. August 20, 2012.
"An Aug. 13 article in The Advocate highlighted the Landrieu-Scalise RESTORE Act and the tremendous structure the Louisiana congressional delegation has helped put in place to push billions in Deepwater Horizon Clean Water Act fines down to the Gulf Coast…" (Read more)
Louisiana wins federal approval to use offshore sand for coastal restoration
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). August 20, 2012.
"Louisiana has gained approval from the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to use offshore sand deposits to rebuild shoreline features in Lafourche and Cameron parishes. The state would use up to 5.2 million cubic yards of sand from Ship Shoal to restore 280 acres of beach and dune habitat as part of the Caminada Headland Shoreline Restoration project…" (Read more)