Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Dec. 17, 2015

12.17.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Coastal erosion, hurricane could cost Louisiana $133 billion
By Kevin Litten, The Times-Picayune. Dec. 16, 2015.
“Coastal land loss could cost Louisiana more than $133 billion in economic damage if a Hurricane Katrina-like storm hits again in the next 50 years. That’s according to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, which commissioned a two-year study on the economic effects of land loss in Louisiana…” (read more).

Study calculates the costs of not stopping land loss in Louisiana in the billions of dollars
By The Associated Press. Dec. 17, 2015.
“NEW ORLEANS — A new state study places a price tag on the costs Louisiana could suffer if land loss continues at the pace predicted by scientists — and it’s in the billions of dollars…” (read more).

Edwards to appoint new Wildlife & Fisheries secretary
By Todd Masson, The Times-Picayune. Dec. 16, 2015.
“Louisiana Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards will appoint former congressman Charlie Melancon to serve as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Edwards announced Wednesday (Dec. 16)…” (read more).