Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Jan. 17, 2014

01.17.2014 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Federal-state coastal restoration task force approves four new projects
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 16, 2014.
“A federal-state coastal restoration task force on Thursday gave initial approval to four new Louisiana restoration projects…” (read more)

Bounty hunters making dent in nutria wetland damage, state wildlife officials say
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 16, 2014.
“Bounty hunters have made significant progress in getting rid of one of the biggest culprits blamed for Louisiana’s rapidly eroding coastline: the nutria…” (read more)

DredgeFest explores methods to save the wetlands
By William Morris, The Daily Reveille (LSU, Baton Rouge, La.). Jan. 16, 2014.
“South Louisiana is known across the world for its diverse ecosystem of wetlands, bayous and the delta of the Mississippi River. Such a unique environment comes with its fair share of challenges…” (read more)

James Gill: Judge Clement makes friends with Big Oil
Opinion, James Gill, The Advocate. Jan. 17, 2014.
“Bafflement was the general response when federal Judge Edith Clement, of the appeals court in New Orleans…” (read more)

Flood Protection Authority Defends Oil And Gas Lawsuit In Baton Rouge
By Diane Mack and Bob Marshall. Jan. 16, 2014.
“Attorneys for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority — East had a chance to defend their lawsuit against oil and gas companies, at a meeting…” (read more)