Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Dec. 6, 2013

12.06.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

U.S. wetlands are disappearing faster than ever, and we just watch
By Hal Herring, Field & Stream Magazine. Dec. 5, 2013.
“I am increasingly faced with problems that seem so very far beyond my capacity to solve them. I am almost relieved when some big problem comes flying at me that is real, clearly defined, and imminently solvable…” (read more)

US interior secretary about oil spill restoration
By Associated Press. Dec. 6, 2013.
“U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is in the New Orleans area to talk about the third and largest group of early restoration proposals for recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell discusses coastal resiliency in metro New Orleans
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). Dec. 5, 2013.
“U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, in her second visit to Louisiana since becoming the nation’s 51st secretary of the Interior in April, took a foggy helicopter ride on Thursday (Dec. 5) below the cloud line, from Kenner, over Violet, Hopedale and Shell Beach in St. Bernard Parish…” (read more)

East Bank levee authority votes to reaffirm wetlands damage lawsuit against energy companies (+Video)
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). Dec. 5, 2013.
“The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East voted 5-3 during a special meeting Thursday (Dec. 5) to reaffirm its decision to file suit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies to force them to restore damaged wetlands outside the East Bank levee system or pay for damage that cannot be restored…” (read more)

BP oil spill claims halted by shocking court reversals
By David Hammer, WWL TV (New Orleans, La.). Dec. 5, 2013.
“A federal appeals court’s intervention in the BP oil spill claims settlement has brought payments for any and all business losses to a screeching halt…” (read more)

Dispersants used in Deepwater Horizon clean up less harmful than predicted
By The Daily Fusion. Dec. 5, 2013.
“According to data from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) around seven million liters of dispersants were used to combat oil pollution in the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)