Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 30, 2014

Environmental groups praise bipartisan Senate message to speed enactment of RESTORE Act
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. July 29, 2014.
“Six groups working on environmental and economic recovery issues Tuesday…” (read more)

Wetlands growth in Wax Lake shows what diversions could achieve, scientists say (+video)
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. July 29, 2014.
“The stems of wetland plants formed a stubble across a wide swath of newly-created mud flat…” (read more)

‘Accidental’ rebuilding of Wax Lake Delta shows promise of diversion projects (+video)
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. July 29, 2014.
“Take a boat ride down the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, hang a right at Mallard Pass…” (read more)

Democrats and Republicans agree: federal government needs to move faster on RESTORE Act
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. July 29, 2014.
“In a change from the usual partisanship, Democrats and Republicans delivered…” (read more)

Study: Deepwater Horizon spill ‘deeper and wider’ than thought
By Brook Hays, UPI. July 29, 2014.
“With each passing year, researchers gather a greater understanding of the Deepwater Horizon…” (read more)

Louisiana lawmakers call for funds to finance oil-spill restoration
By Deborah Barfield Berry, Gannett. July 29, 2014.
“Louisiana lawmakers said federal agencies have been slow to act…” (read more)

Miss. ready to implement restoration efforts
By Deborah Barfield Berry, Hattiesburg American (Miss.). July 29, 2014.
“Mississippi and other Gulf Coast states are “energized and stand ready,” to begin…” (read more)

Lawmakers say federal government too slow in carrying out RESTORE Act
By Michael Finch II, July 29, 2014.
“The law Congress passed two years ago to divvy civil penalties paid for the oil spill…” (read more)

NSU students aid beach restoration
By Richard Fisher, The Tri-Parish Times. July 29, 2014.
“College is the time in the lives of many young people when they grow into the adults they will become…” (read more)

Senator Wicker expresses frustration with RESTORE Act delays
By Y’all Politics. July 29, 2014.
“U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today said that ongoing litigation is negatively impacting…” (read more)

Nicholls scholarship honors longtime coastal advocate
By The Houma Courier. July 29, 2014.
“Nicholls State University will begin offering a new scholarship this fall…” (read more)