Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Dec. 12, 2013

12.12.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Changing Course design competition picks world’s best brains on how to restore Louisiana coast
By Bob Marshall, The Lens (New Orleans, La.). Dec. 11, 2013.
“If you’re developing one of the largest river management projects in the world — an initiative with social, economic and political challenges — where do you look for help?…” (read more)

Sand from Ship Shoal used to build barrier project south of Port Fourchon (+Video)
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). Dec. 12, 2013.
“A long-coveted deposit of sand from a former Mississippi River delta miles off the Louisiana shoreline is being used to help rebuild part of the state’s eroding coastline…” (read more)

First-of-its-kind project builds Louisiana’s newest land (+Video)
By John Snell, Fox 8 WVUE (New Orleans, La.). Dec. 11, 2013.
“When Louisiana coastal planners began talking about rebuilding one stretch of beach, Jimmy Carter was president and disco was all the rage. “We started looking at this in 1976, ’77, ’78,” said Windell Curole, General Manager of the South Lafourche Levee District…” (read more)

Judge tosses some charges in supervisors’ case
By Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press. Dec. 11, 2013.
“A federal judge agreed Tuesday to dismiss some of the manslaughter charges against two BP supervisors in the deaths of 11 workers when the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)

Ex-BP engineer’s mistrial rejected
By Kevin McGill, Associated Press. Dec. 11, 2013.
“A federal judge has refused to declare a mistrial in the case of former BP drilling engineer charged with obstruction of justice following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)