Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Dec. 24, 2013

12.24.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Restoration work may help the birds
By Jacob Batte, The Houma Courier (Houma, La.). Dec. 23, 2013.
“A local coastal restoration program may have a positive impact on an endangered migratory bird that nests along the Gulf Coast. A study is being done in conjunction with the Caminada Headland project, a $1.7 billion component of the state’s plan to save the coast…” (read more)

Dam on Pearl River could affect coastal restoration, Louisiana agency says
By Sara Pagones, The Advocate (New Orleans, La.). Dec. 23, 2013.
“Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has expressed concern that a proposed dam on the Pearl River in Mississippi could have negative environmental consequences for Louisiana and its efforts to rebuild eroding wetlands…” (read more)

2013: The year in biodiversity and wetlands
By Genevieve Bennett, Ecosystem Marketplace. Dec. 23, 2013.
“The year is winding down and the top stories of 2013 in biodiversity and wetlands may be the biggest headlines of 2014 as many of them remain unresolved. The lawsuits in Louisiana over their coastal wetlands are ongoing as is the decision over how best to conserve the dwindling prairie chicken. Here’s a look back…” (read more)

The year in business: Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East files suit against oil and gas companies
By Jennifer Larino, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). Dec. 23, 2013.
“Signs of the national boom in natural gas and oil production were easy to spot across south Louisiana in 2013. Deepwater drilling off the Louisiana coast was back in full swing as domestic oil production surpassed foreign oil imports for the first time in two decades in November…” (read more)

Louisiana seafood marketing campaign in wake of BP spill plagued with problems, according to audit
By Richard A Webster, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). Dec. 23, 2013.
“A multi-million dollar media campaign to tout Louisiana’s seafood after the BP oil spill in 2010 was plagued by a lack of oversight that led to mismanagement of money, questionable spending on alcohol and limousines and the potential looting of thousands of dollars in promotional merchandise from the New Orleans Saints, according to a report by the Legislative Auditor’s office…” (read more)