Latest Mississippi River Delta News: December 4, 2012

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RESTORE Act’s Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council to hold first meeting Dec. 11 in Mobile, Ala.
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). November 30, 2012.
“The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, which will oversee the spending of about 80 percent of BP Clean Water Act fine money under the terms of the federal RESTORE Act, will hold its first public meeting in Mobile, Ala., on Dec. 11…” (Read more)

Future oil permits should require flow-rate gauge-BP spill study
By Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters. December 3, 2012.
“WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – One lesson learned from the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill is the need to gauge how much oil is leaking from a blown-out well, prompting U.S. government scientists to recommend all future drilling permits require mechanisms to assess the flow rate…” (Read more)

Suspension sends a powerful message to BP
By Loren Steffy, The Houston Chronicle. December 3, 2012.
“Wednesday’s sale of federal offshore oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico may offer a glimpse of what’s to come. BP wasn’t there…” (Read more)

National Hurricane Center to discuss storm surge warnings with | The Times-Picayune
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. December 4, 2012.
“In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac, the editorial page of | The Times-Picayune took the National Hurricane Center to task for what it contends is a sluggish effort to redesign public warnings for hurricane storm surge…” (Read more)