Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Jan. 16, 2014

Jefferson Parish cancels Saturday marsh project due to ‘huge success’ already
By Drew Broach, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 15, 2014.
“Jefferson Parish officials have cancelled Saturday’s Christmas tree marsh restoration volunteer project “due to the huge success of this past weekend’s volunteer event…” (read more)

Diversions, barrier islands discussed at coastal restoration meeting
By Xerxes Wilson, The Houma Courier. Jan. 15, 2014.
“State officials heard concerns over fresh water diversions and future local development as the state presented its annual plan for coastal restoration…” (read more)

Learn about coastal wetlands
By The Daily Comet. Jan. 15, 2014.
“Learn about issues impacting local wetlands during a program Saturday at the LUMCON marine research center on La. 56 in Cocodrie…” (read more)

Analysis: BP’s U.S. Gulf oil spill settlement challenges may backfire
By Mica Rosenburg, Reuters. Jan. 15, 2014.
“A year after agreeing to a multi-billion dollar settlement with victims of the 2010 Gulf oil spill…” (read more)

Louisiana’s top coastal official may explore lawsuit to block levee board suit against energy companies
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 15, 2014.
“Louisiana’s top coastal restoration body on Wednesday gave its chairman the green light to determine whether the agency can sue to try to derail a controversial wetlands damages lawsuit…” (read more)

Coastal authority, levee board attorneys at odds over lawsuit
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Jan. 15, 2014.
“The state’s coastal authority wants to investigate whether the contract is legal between the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority — East and its attorneys in its lawsuit against oil and gas companies…” (read more)

Live blog: Lawyers suing oil & gas industry to appear before state coastal authority
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. Jan. 15, 2014.
“Updated: The Lens will live-blog what could be a wetlands’ version of “High Noon” at Wednesday’s meeting of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority…” (read more)