Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 27, 2015

07.27.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Learn La. governor candidates’ views on coast during public forum at Nicholls
*features Jimmy Frederick, CRCL & Simone Maloz, ROR
By Meredith Burns, Houma Courier. July 26, 2015
This forum will hopefully underscore for all the candidates what a priority coastal protection and restoration is, not just for our region, but for the entire state. We also hope to highlight the need to safeguard the coastal funds for their intended uses, and to ensure the public is part of the decision-making process.” (Read More)
Louisiana, federal government argue over who pays for MR-GO restoration in court filings
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. July 26, 2015
The state of Louisiana and the federal government continued their argument in federal court Wednesday (July 22) over who should pay the $2.9 billion cost of restoring wetlands destroyed by the construction and operation of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, a now-closed shipping shortcut from the Gulf of Mexico to the Industrial Canal in New Orleans.” (Read More)

Common Ground Relief provides plants and volunteers for wetlands restoration
By Sheila Stroup, The Times-Picayune. July 25, 2015
David Stoughton looks out at the expanse of Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge and smiles. We are watching volunteers plant green ash and willow saplings in the marshy soil not far from the entrance off U.S. 90 in eastern New Orleans.” (Read More)