Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Jan. 7, 2014
Let Nature Fill in the Details (Op-Ed)
Op-Ed, David Festa (EDF), LiveScience. Jan. 6, 2014.
“I recently was struck by a line in an article in the new issue of Scientific American. It called the loss of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands “the greatest environmental, economic and cultural tragedy on the North American continent.” It’s easy to see why they would say that…” (read more)
‘Bayou Woman’ runs blog, tours
By Rachel Warren, The Daily Comet (LaFourche Parish, La.). Jan. 6, 2014.
After spending the last 10 years writing, teaching and speaking out for the wetlands, Wendy Billiot is known as Bayou Woman. […]In 2004, she wrote and self-published a children’s picture book about wetland loss called “Before the Saltwater Came…” (read more)
BP’s changing stance on claims payments puzzles experts
By Richard Thompson, The Advocate. Jan. 6, 2014.
“Over the last 18 months, tens of thousands of Gulf Coast businesses and residents have collected nearly half the $7.8 billion BP estimated it would end up paying when a sweeping settlement of private claims resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill was put together in early 2012…” (read more)