Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 12, 2014

06.12.2014 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Environmentalists: Inaction feeds crisis over Mississippi River
By Greg Gordon, McClatchy News. June 11, 2014.
“Decades of shortsighted decisions by industry and government have put the Mississippi River’s future at risk…” (read more)

Backers hope feds OK boosts to Morganza to the Gulf project (+video)
By Bill Capo, WWL TV. June 11, 2014.
“Hurricanes and flooding from storm surges are a repeated threat to coastal Louisiana…” (read more)

What Penalties Are BP And Anadarko To Face Under The Clean Water Act
By Forbes. June 11, 2014.
“A U.S. appeals court recently ruled that as the owners of the Macondo well, which blew out in April 2010…” (read more)

Gulf state, not Louisiana, blocking approval of $627 million in BP oil spill restoration work
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. June 11, 2014.
“One of five Gulf Coast states that serve as trustees in assessing natural resource damages in the aftermath…” (read more)

President’s signature offers hope
Editorial by The Houma Courier. June 11, 2014.
“Tuesday’s action at the White House didn’t build any levees, but it did bring a major flood protection…” (read more)

Group pushes coastal restoration at DC meeting
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. June 11, 2014.
“The legislation signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal last week to block a lawsuit brought by a local levee…” (read more)

Federal backing of Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system gets president’s signature
By The Associated Press. June 11, 2014.
“Federal backing of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system to protect Terrebonne and Lafourche…” (read more)

Officials seek more resources for Mississippi River and Louisiana coast
By WAFB. June 12, 2014.
“Louisiana leaders are in Washington, DC fighting for more resources to restore the Mississippi River…” (read more)

22 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change
By Leslie Baehr, Business Insider. June 11, 2014.
“13. Within 300 years, 88% of New Orleans could be underwater. Since 1993, mean world sea level…” (read more)

Long before Hurricane Katrina, there was Sauve’s Crevasse, one of the worst floods in New Orleans history
By Richard Campanella, The Times-Picayune. June 11, 2014.
“This month marks the 165th anniversary of what, until 2005, had long been described as the worst flood…” (read more)