Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 10, 2013
Congress needs to remedy its flood insurance mistakes: Editorial
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). June 7, 2013.
“Thousands of Louisiana residents are still facing the prospect of dramatically higher flood insurance rates. But the fight in Congress to delay and reconsider those increases is intensifying, which offers some hope of a solution…” (Read more)
Oyster shells to be recycled to provide fishing habitat, aid in coastal restoration
By Andrew Canulette, Louisiana Sportsman. June 7, 2013.
“For generations, oyster lovers have filed into Acme Oyster House and Drago’s to sample the succulent bivalves plucked from Louisiana waters. Now, those landmark restaurants are joining with the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana to help protect Louisiana’s shoreline for future generations…” (Read more)
A majestic nesting spot
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). June 10, 2013.
“Photos of oil-covered brown pelicans being removed from a small island in Jefferson Parish became some of the most iconic images of the damage the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster brought to the coast of Louisiana…” (Read more)
Louisiana levee plan’s effects on Mississippi mostly unknown
By Michael Newsom, The Sun-Herald (Bilox, Miss.). June 8, 2013.
“An official with the state Department of Marine Resources said one of his agency’s biggest fears about a proposal to build a levee in Louisiana is its potential effects on Mississippi are almost totally unknown…” (Read more)