Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 6, 2014

06.06.2014 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Putting a Price Tag on Nature’s Defenses
By Carl Zimmer, The New York Times. June 5, 2014.
“After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the United States Army Corps of Engineers got to work on a massive network…” (read more)

Group of local leaders worry that climate change could impact La.’s coast (+video)
By Meg Farris, WWL TV. June 5, 2014.
“A group of local leaders is using this first week of hurricane season to sound an alarm…” (read more)

New Orleans legislators, environmentalists call for action to stop global warming (+video)
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. June 5, 2014.
“Several New Orleans state legislators joined a group of environmental leaders on Thursday to warn…” (read more)

Climate change a threat to New Orleans region, officials warn
By Jeff Adelson, The New Orleans Advocate. June 6, 2014.
“”We need levees to protect the municipalities, and we need wetlands to protect our levees,” Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Director John Lopez said…” (read more)

West Bank Spotlight: Westwego Rotary gains insight into Mississippi River delta restoration issues
By Yetoria L. DeShazier, The New Orleans Advocate. June 4, 2014.
“Eden Davis, greater New Orleans outreach coordinator for the Restore the Mississippi River Delta organization, recently spoke…” (read more)

Expected oil spill money divide calculated
By Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press. June 5, 2014.
“Lawmakers want to steer Gulf oil spill recovery money to help refill Louisiana’s “rainy day” fund and an elderly trust fund…” (read more)

Court: BP Must Pay Clean Water Act Fines
By the Associated Press. June 5, 2014.
“A federal appeals court says BP PLC and a minority partner in the blown-out Macondo well cannot avoid Clean Water Act fines…” (read more)

Watch how the BP oil disaster started
By Katherine Sayre, The Times-Picayune. June 5, 2014.
“Federal investigators released new findings Thursday about why the Deepwater Horizon rig’s blowout preventer…” (read more)