Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 22, 2012

08.22.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Restore Act is the first win in a long season to save Louisiana’s coast
By Bob Marshall for The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). August 21, 2012.
“If you listen to the comments of NFL coaches who win their first regular-season game, you’ll hear a string of clichés that Louisiana’s political leaders should have hanging on the wall — right next to the photos of them standing with President Obama as he signed the Restore Act…” (Read more)

Don’t squander this chance
Editorial, The Houma (La.) Courier. August 20, 2012.
“Louisiana is in a place of great historical significance.

As we determine what to do with the money we receive from the BP oil-spill fines, we are positioning our state for success of failure in the effort to turn back the tide of coastal erosion and restore our coastal region’s future viability…” (Read more)

Oil money must be transparent
Editorial, Northwest Florida Daily News. August 21, 2012.
“Handing millions of dollars in BP oil spill reparations to local governments is pouring a bucket of chum in shark-infested waters. It won’t take long for a feeding frenzy to erupt…” (Read more)

Will we be RESTORED?
Editorial, The Santa Roasa (Fla.) Press Gazette. August 21, 2012.
“Dollars appear to be headed to Gulf states hit by the BP oil leak.

Now, there is a second hurdle for counties like Santa Rosa expecting dollars from this recent Federal work…” (Read more)

Corps announces another delay for Morganza
The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). August 21, 2012.
“A five-year study updating the cost and construction standards of the U.S. Army Corps’ Morganza-to-the-Gulf hurricane protection system will be delayed for six months to a year, according to local levee leaders…” (Read more)