Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Jan. 21, 2014

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Letter: Adley should be more concerned about loss of wetlands
Letter to the Editor, W. Keith Hurtt, The Advocate. Jan. 21, 2014.
“State. Sen. Robert Adley has written to confirm his respect for the rule of law and to deplore what he described as possibly the “worse case of neglect and law breaking” that he had ever seen…” (read more)

Green Pre-Session Rally Planned
By Jeremy Alford, LaPolitics Weekly. Jan. 20, 2014.
“Russel Honoré, the retired Army lieutenant general turned activist, said he’s working to get 10,000 people to show up at the State Capitol on March 8, two days before the regular session kicks off…” (read more)

Gulf Coast loses most wetlands in nation
By Xerxes Wilson, The Houma Courier. Jan. 20, 2014.
“The annual pace of wetland loss increased by 25 percent between 2004 and 2009 compared to the previous six years, according to a study released late last year…” (read more)

Iberia, Chenier Plain levee districts struggle with funding
By The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, La.). Jan. 20, 2014.
“Residents whose homes and businesses weren’t directly affected by the hurricanes of 2005 and 2008 need to recognize that widespread devastation in their parish affects them economically…” (read more)

Wetlands Center gets a big check
By The Houma Courier. Jan. 18, 2014.
“The South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center got a late Christmas present this year in the form of a $3,505 check presented last week by the Bayou Board of Realtors…” (read more)

New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward is still marked by Hurricane Katrina
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, The Los Angeles Times. Jan. 18, 2014.
“The Rev. Charles Duplessis navigated the new landscape of the Lower 9th Ward, crossing from newly paved streets to those still muddy and rutted as riverbeds…” (read more)

For Gulf fisheries’ sustainability, Audubon teams with Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 18, 2014.
“Audubon Nature Institute’s sustainable seafood program has teamed up with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission as part of its effort to ensure the long-term sustainability of Gulf seafood…” (read more)

Delay in flood insurance premium increases finally passed
By Jordan Blum, The Advocate. Jan. 17, 2014.
“The U.S. Senate gave final approval Thursday to an omnibus federal budget bill that also would delay flood insurance rate hikes until 2015 for some Louisiana homeowners…” (read more)

La. seeks comment on reef development plan
By Associated Press. Jan. 20, 2014.
“The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is seeking public comment on a development plan for inshore and offshore reefs…” (read more)

The Dirt: Private wetlands best way
By Terry Platz and Tom Langen. The Poughkeepsie Journal. Jan. 18, 2014.
“Your study of the ecological, social and economic impacts of wetland restoration projects is unique in its focus on private lands under conservation easement…” (read more)

Judge to Sentence Halliburton Manager in Oil Spill
By Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press. Jan. 21, 2014.
“A former Halliburton manager faces a possible prison term when a federal judge sentences him for destroying evidence…” (read more)