Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Dec. 17, 2014
Coastal Rundown: Louisiana RESTORE Project Proposals
By Laine Kaplan-Levenson, WWNO. Dec. 17, 2014.
“The projects include creation of marshes adjacent to the Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans East, Lake Maurepas and Biloxi, and money for consolidated management of the Mississippi River.” (Read more )
For the first time since BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, portion of water around Grand Isle reopened
By AP, The Advocate. Dec. 17, 2014.
“Commercial fishermen are once again harvesting Gulf seafood off the coasts of Elmer’s and Grand Terre islands, an area that’s been closed due to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill…” (Read more )
Commentary: Keep holding BP’s foot to the fire (Video)
By Clancy DuBos, WWLTV. Dec. 16, 2014.
“The reopening of commercial fishing areas near Grand Isle is good news to Louisiana’s seafood industry, but it’s also a stark reminder about the long-term impact of the BP oil spill…” (Read more )