Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 25, 2013
Citizens unhappy with current restoration plan
By Candace Griffin, The Plaquemines Gazette (Belle Chasse, La). June 24, 2013.
“Three years ago, 210 million gallons of Louisiana sweet crude oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico near the Louisiana coast and officials are trying to find a way to repair the damage that has been done.” (Read more).
Map to highlight La. attractions
By Xerxes Wilson, The Houma Courier (Houma, La). June 24, 2013.
“National Geographic is teaming up with states affected by 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill to highlight the state’s natural attractions. The Southern Crescent Geotourism Initiative calls on residents of Louisiana…” (Read more).
High court declines Katrina case review
The Associated Press. The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La). June 24, 2013.
“The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the dismissal of a landmark ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers was liable for billions of dollars in Hurricane Katrina flood damage that property owners blame…” (Read more).
By Clancy DuBos, The Gambit (New Orleans, La). June 24, 2013.
“As Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu prepares to seek re-election in 2014 against Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy of Baton Rouge, the two federal lawmakers are competing not only for endorsements back home but also for bragging rights on efforts to postpone dramatically higher flood insurance rates…” (Read more).
Work aims to connect local levee systems
By Nikki Buskey / The Associated Press. WWLTV. June 20,2013.
“HOUMA, La. — Work is underway to tie Terrebonne and south Lafourche’s levee systems together. The action will close a gap in the Morganza to the Gulf hurricane protection system and offer some protection from storm surge…” (Read more).
FEMA awards more than $11.2 million to Louisiana for Hurricane Isaac-related projects
Press Release. Federal Emergency Management Agency. Updated June 24, 2013.
“More than a combined total of $11.2 million was recently awarded to the state of Louisiana by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for reimbursement of emergency protective measures undertaken during Hurricane Isaac…” (Read More).