Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Feb. 06, 2015

02.06.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Delta Blues Part 3: Better Together
By Eve Troeh & Jesse Hardman, WWNO. Feb. 05, 2015
“Louisiana faces the highest relative rates of sea level rise in the world. As policy and funding debates rage over how to best restore and protect our coastal communities, local leaders also look for allies elsewhere.” (Read More)

Cedric Richmond urges President Obama to scrap plan to cancel offshore revenue sharing
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. Feb. 05, 2015
“Canals cut through Louisiana wetlands for oil and gas exploration are one of the causes of erosion that destroyed 1,900 square miles of land since 1932. The erosion has continued and the damage was exacerbated by the massive BP oil spill in 2010.” (Read More)
Scientists may have finally solved the mystery of the missing BP oil
By Terrence McCoy, The Washington Post. Feb. 05, 2015
“According to papers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Environmental Science & Technology, while everyone was frenetically searching the waters for oil, millions of gallons of it quietly sank to the ocean floor.” (Read More)

Vitter announces $62.4 million for Louisiana projects Feb. 03, 2015
“Louisiana’s ports and waterways are at the center of transporting goods and services to the rest of the county. Maintaining and updating our ship channels, levees, and canals is critical for two reasons. First, it helps restore out coastline and protects Louisianians from storms and flooding, and secondly, it allows commerce to flow freely,” said Vitter. “These projects will create jobs, boost the local economy, and help to prevent future natural and ecological disaster to south Louisiana.” (Read More)