Latest Mississippi River Delta News:Feb. 26, 2015

02.26.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

The ins and outs of state budget cuts on coastal protection and restoration
*Features Steve Cochran, EDF
By Jesse Hardman, WWNO, Feb. 25, 2015
“Cochran talked about how he initially reacted to the news that the CPRA would lose some funding, “something as central, to the overall protection of our coastline of our people who live here and the economies that are necessary, just simply shouldn’t be cut.” (Read More)

BP cries foul as judge allows inflation adjustment in Deepwater Horizon case that could total more than $4 billion
By Kyle Barnett, Louisiana Record. Feb. 25, 2015
“With the penalty phase of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill case complete, BP has called foul as the judge accepted an inflation adjustment to the potential per-barrel fine that may see the maximum penalty increase by more than $4 billion above the statutory limit.” (Read More)

Big Idea nominee ORA Estuaries: saving the coast with oysters
The Times-Picayune, Feb. 24, 2015
“New Orleans Entrepreneur Week’s Big Idea 2015 nominee ORA Estuaries “uses the OysterBreak to grow oyster reefs into living coastal protection infrastructure for global coastal communities.” (Read More)

Cassidy argues against proposal to share royalties
By Aaron Gordon, Houma Courier. Feb. 25, 2015
“I don’t know how the administration has gotten at this goal. I will point out that the Gulf Coast states and the offshore waters have over the last few decades produced billions of barrels of oil, trillions of cubic feet (of natural gas), but with that there is a cost associated. And for us to support this infrastructure, we need to rebuild our coastline…” (Read More)