Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Dec. 10, 2014

12.10.2014 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Louisiana restoration projects should get top priority with BP oil spill fine money, environmental groups say
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Dec. 9, 2014.
“Rebuilding Louisiana’s coast, including the rapidly eroding Mississippi River delta, should be the main use of billions of dollars in expected BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill fine and restoration money…”(Read more)

Saving Louisiana
By David Yarnold, President, National Audubon Society, Huffington Post. Dec. 9, 2014.
“It’s not just Louisiana’s people, economy, culture and wildlife that are at risk. The Mississippi River Delta is connected to a vast network of waterways throughout the heartland of America, contributing tens of billions of dollars to our national economy…”(Read more)

Environmental groups offer suggestions on spending BP money to rebuild coast
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Dec. 10, 2014.
“The 19 projects included in the coalition’s report are ones the groups believe can be done on a short time frame and have a large cumulative impact.”(Read more)

Environmental groups outline 19 La. Projects for RESTORE funding (part 1 of 2)
By Laurie Wiegler, Examiner. Dec. 9, 2014.
“Environmental groups hope to increase storm surge protection for Louisiana, divert sediment from the Mississippi River, restore barrier islands and marine and wildlife habitats and more.”(Read more)
Environmental groups recommend work to restore coast after oil spill
By Jonathan Olivier, Houma Courier. Dec. 9, 2014.
“We can’t undo what was done, but we can make sure that every penny flowing from the disaster is spent on scientifically-sound restoration efforts.”(Read more)
Louisiana has ambitious $50B plan to fight wetlands erosion, but will it work?
By Bob Marshall, Brian Jacobs and Al Shaw, The Lens and Probublica. Dec. 9, 2014.
“If nothing is done, in 70 years New Orleans could be left on a razor-thin sliver of land extending into the open Gulf, battered by storms rolling over the watery graves of unprotected communities.”(Read more)