Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Feb. 6, 2014
Point man on La. coastal issues moves on, leaving a large legacy
By Annie Snyder, E & E Publishing. Feb. 5, 2014.
“Louisiana’s point man on coastal issues, who led a major overhaul of the state’s storm protection and wetlands restoration programs…” (read more)
Garrett Graves Leaving Position As Coastal Protection And Restoration Authority Chair
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. Feb. 5, 2014.
“Governor Bobby Jindal announced late yesterday that Garret Graves is leaving his position as chair of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority…” (read more)
La. coastal leader Garret Graves leaving Jindal administration; No word on reason for leaving
By Associated Press. Feb. 4, 2014.
“Gov. Bobby Jindal’s coastal chief, Garret Graves, is leaving state government this month after six years as chairman of the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority…” (read more)
Gulf War Syndrome Comes to the Gulf of Mexico?
Claudia S. Miller, The Huffington Post, C. Feb. 5, 2014.
“A large cadre of marine scientists assembled this week in Mobile, Ala. to discuss the environmental fallout from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster that occurred nearly four years ago off the Gulf Coast…” (read more)
2 La scientists on international Mekong Delta team
By Associated Press. Feb. 5, 2014.
“Two scientists from a Baton Rouge-based research nonprofit are on an international team organized by theU.S. Office of Naval Research to study Vietnam’s Mekong River Delta…” (read more)
Garret Graves not ruling out congressional run, report says
By Lauren McGaughy, The Times-Picayune. Feb. 5, 2014.
“Garret Graves, who confirmed Tuesday (Feb. 4)he would soon be stepping down as Gov. Bobby Jindal’s top coastal adviser, is not ruling out a run in Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, according to The Baton Rouge Business Report…” (read more)
Sen. Landrieu says President Obama commits to signing bill to delay flood insurance premium hikes
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. Feb. 5, 2014.
“For about seven minutes Wednesday, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said she got President Barack Obama to engage on what she says are the unaffordable flood insurance premiums…” (read more)
Feral swine invade, damage wetlands
By Xerxes Wilson, The Houma Courier (Houma, La.). Feb. 5, 2014.
“While nutria have long been the culprit of wetlands damage, state officials are investigating a new breed of pests destroying the sensitive local ecosystem…” (read more)
Neighbors say coal terminals are hurting the coast and their health
By Monica Hernandez, WWL TV (New Orleans, La.). Feb. 3, 2014.
“The historically African-American town of Ironton has fought for everything it has, including a highly publicized battle for running water in the 1980s…” (read more)