Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 11, 2013
The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — Getting Involved
By Bob Marshall, WWNO (New Orleans). June 10, 2013.
“After interviewing nearly 20 people involved in the coastal restoration process and program — from scientists and engineers, to public officials leading agencies — one of the surprising findings was the consensus among them that people living inside these levees — who live in the most threatened spot in North America due to sea level rise, subsidence and coastal land loss — don’t seem to be fully engaged or aware of just how precarious their situation is…” (Read more)
The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — Measuring The River
By Bob Marshall, WWNO. June 3, 2013.
“If there is one underlying justification for Louisiana’s $50 billion Master Plan for coastal restoration, it’s this: We actually have a chance to prevent Southeast Louisiana from drowning in the Gulf, because the Mississippi River carries the sediment necessary to keep pace with sea level rise…” (Read more)
BP oil spill cleanup ending in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, Coast Guard and BP say
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). June 10, 2013.
“The U.S. Coast Guard and BP announced Monday that the company will end active Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup operations in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida by mid-June. A Coast Guard news release also said future response efforts in those states, if needed, will no longer be led by its Gulf Coast Incident Management Team, which will continue to oversee cleanup efforts in Louisiana…” (Read more)
Steven Palazzo talks flood insurance, right to refuse, RESTORE Act, shipbuilding at Preserve fundraiser
By Garreth Clary, The Mississippi Press. June 10, 2013.
“VANCLEAVE, Mississippi – U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Biloxi, hosted a group of supporters and community leaders Monday in his second annual Patriot Golf Classic fundraiser at The Preserve…” (Read more)
UNO researcher finds tarpon spawn off Louisiana’s coast
The Associated Press. June 10, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After a full career working as a medical oncologist at East Jefferson General Hospital, Dr. Will Stein decided to change gears and enroll at the University of New Orleans to earn a second doctorate, this one studying the true love of his life — tarpon…” (Read more)