Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Jan. 8, 2014

01.08.2014 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Public comments on Southwest Coastal Louisiana Plan (+video)
By Erica Bivans, KPLC TV (Lake Charles, La.). Jan. 7, 2014.
“A draft for the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Study was released in December. It identifies a plan to reduce the risk of storm damage as well as restore coastal ecosystems…” (read more)

National Hurricane Center to use test storm surge maps during 2014 hurricane season
By Mark Schelifstein, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 7, 2014.
“The National Hurricane Center will issue maps showing potential flooding from storm surges during tropical storms and hurricanes on a trial basis during the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season…” (read more)

Environmentalists aren’t thrilled at prospects of Mary Landrieu heading Energy Committee
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 7, 2014.
“Environmental activists aren’t overjoyed with the prospect of Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., taking over as chair of theSenate Energy and Natural Resources Committee…” (read more)

Groups seek to stop Miss. offshore drilling rules
By Jeff Amy, Associated Press. Jan. 6, 2014.
“Environmental groups want a judge to stop rules setting a framework for offshore gas and oil exploration in parts of the Mississippi Sound…” (read more)