Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Jan. 14, 2014
Saving the Bayou
By Daniel M. Rothschild, National Review Online. Jan. 13, 2014.
“Last Friday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reined in BP’s efforts to curb payouts for what the oil company called “absurd” and “fictitious” claims related to the 2010 Gulf Coast Deepwater Horizon oil spill…” (read more)
Local birding group to hear Muth report
BY Jimmy Watson, The Shreveport Times. Jan. 13, 2014.
“David Muth, director of the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Program, under the auspices of the National Wildlife Federation, will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Shreveport Bird Study Group meeting in the LSUS Science Lecture Auditorium…” (read more)
Bayou St. John residents look into restricting activity near the waterway
By Della Hasselle, Mid-City Messenger. Jan. 12, 2014.
“Ten years ago, Bayou St. John was not such a coveted destination as it is today. The grassy banks were overgrown, and pools of trash lay stagnant on water that wouldn’t flow due to dams that severely limited any southward movement…” (read more)
Gulf Coast Suffers Majority Of Coastal Wetlands Loss
By The Chattenoogan. Jan. 13, 2014.
“As coastal marshes turn into open water, the economic and ecological health of the nation is increasingly threatened….” (read more)
BP considers options after oil spill settlement upheld
By UPI. Jan. 12, 2014.
“British Petroleum says Friday’s court ruling in New Orleans in the Deepwater Horizon case was not the end of the story…” (read more)