Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Feb. 13, 2015

Jindal administration shouldn’t raid coastal trust fund to patch budget: Editorial
By The Editorial Board, Times-Picayune. Feb. 13, 2015
“It is significant because it breaks the state’s practice of truly protecting the Coastal Fund from diversions that boost the state general operating budget. The fund sweep would demonstrate that Louisiana is now willing to cross the line to misspend precious, dedicated coastal resources when the budget-going gets tough.” (Read More)

Louisiana’s threatened coast is growing patches of new land
By John Metcalfe, City Lab. Feb. 12, 2015
“Louisiana’s coastline is shrinking into nothingness. The erection of levees and industrial ruination—not to mention subsidence and the fastest rate of rising sea levels in the world—have submerged vast chunks of land, with about 16 square miles now going underwater every year. But in certain places dry land is increasing. And that fact has people wondering if they can at least partially reverse the deterioration of the coast in time for the extreme challenges of climate change.” (Read More)