Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Jan. 22, 2016
Guest column: River should be harnessed for restoration
By Jeff Hebert and David Muth for The Advocate. Jan. 22, 2016.
“The recent opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway is a dramatic reminder of our region’s precarious relationship with water and the responsibility and opportunity we have to be innovative leaders in water management…” (read more)
Louisiana awarded $92 million in disaster resilience funds: $52 million to help relocate Isle de Jean Charles community
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Jan. 21, 2016.
“Louisiana has been awarded more than $92 million through a National Disaster Resilience Competition, part of which will help the community of Native Americans living in Isle de Jean Charles to relocate to safer ground…” (read more)
City of New Orleans wins $141 million to build Gentilly ‘resilience district’
By Robert McClendon, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 21, 2016.
“The city of New Orleans Thursday (Jan. 21) won a $141 million grant to create a “resilience district” in Gentilly…” (read more)
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plan to use oil spill funds at odds with lawsuit settlement
By Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press. Jan. 21, 2016.
“Gov. John Bel Edwards’ proposal to redirect Gulf oil spill recovery money to rebalance this year’s budget appears to conflict with a legal settlement the state struck two years ago, aimed at ending a lawsuit over Louisiana’s “rainy day” fund…” (read more)
Isle de Jean Charles community to receive $52 million to relocate
By the Houma Courier. Jan. 21, 2016.
“Louisiana will receive $92 million from a federal disaster resilience competition, of which more than half will be spent relocating a local native american tribe from their disappearing homeland…” (read more)
Fisheries officials say the fall shrimp season will close on Monday in state waters close to shore
By Associated Press. Jan. 22, 2016.
“BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Fisheries officials say the fall shrimp season will close on Monday in state waters close to shore…” (read more)