Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 11, 2015

06.11.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

BP oil spill fine ruling may be imminent
Argus Media. June 10, 2015
A key ruling on Clean Water Act (CWA) fines that BP must pay to resolve damages caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be imminent after a judge canceled a hearing.” (Read More)

BOEM, Louisiana to Restore Whiskey Island
By Eric Haun, Marine Technology News. June 10, 2015
Restoring barrier islands protects vital wetlands along the Gulf Coast and is part of BOEM’s continuing commitment to work with states and communities to restore and protect our coasts from the effects of storms and climate change.” said BOEM Director Abigail Ross Hopper. She added that the project would provide a centralized sand source for the natural nourishment of down-drift barrier islands east and west of the project site and maintain estuarine conditions in the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary system.” (Read More)

Katrina: A decade later
By Tom Hart, Geographical. June 10, 2015
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina killed at least 1,500 people and caused $300billion in damage to the south-east US, Geographical examines the potential for future storms and what has been done to prepare New Orleans for a similar event.” (Read More)