Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Feb. 25. 2014

02.25.2014 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

As more of coastal Louisiana is lost, official map makers erase names (+video)
By John Snell, WVUE (New Orleans, La.). Feb. 24, 2014.
“As Louisiana barrier islands, marshes and swamps melt away, some of the best-selling fiction…” (read more)

Appeals court upholds dismissal of 11 parish suits against BP under Louisiana wildlife law
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Feb. 24, 2014.
“The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a lower court’s dismissal of lawsuits filed…” (read more)

Santa Monica-based RAND Releases Report to Protect Coastal Communities
The Santa Monica Lookout. Feb. 25, 2014.
“Should a coastal community undertake a marsh-building project now or in the future?…” (read more)

BP gets slick in trying to undermine gulf oil spill settlement
By Michael Hiltzik, The LA Times. Feb. 23, 2014.
“It would be perfectly proper for BP, the giant British oil company, to feel a sense of corporate remorse…” (read more)

Sinking levee sign of flooding woes
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. Feb. 25, 2014.
“What’s more worrisome? That the Army Corps of Engineers is repairing a newly built levee that has subsided as much as 6 inches…” (read more)

New Orleans’ Levees Accredited; May Lead to Lower Flood Insurance Rates
By Associated Press. Feb. 24, 2014.
“The Federal Emergency Management Administration has declared the New Orleans area levee system accredited…” (read more)

Coast Guard continues to work oil spill in Mississippi River
By WVUE (New Orleans, La.). Sept. 23, 2014.
“The Coast Guard continues to work on an oil spill that started…” (read more)

Lower Mississippi River reopens after oil spill near New Orleans
By Kate Stanton, UPI. Feb. 24, 2014.
“The U.S. Coast Guard has reopened part of the lower Mississippi River affected by Saturday’s oil spill about 50 miles from New Orleans…” (read more)

Oil & Gas Association president fails to appear in court Tuesday, despite threat of jail
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Feb. 25, 2014.
“Louisiana Oil & Gas Association President Don Briggs Tuesday again failed to appear in a Baton Rouge courtroom…” (read more)

Judge orders oil, gas group’s president to appear
By Associated Press. Feb. 24, 2014.
“A state district judge Monday ordered the president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association to appear in court…” (read more)

LOGA lawsuit hearing postponed
By Jeff Adelson, The Advocate. Feb. 25, 2014.
“Louisiana Oil and Gas Association President Don Briggs was given a reprieve from testifying…” (read more)