Latest Mississippi River Delta News: March 29, 2013

03.29.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Funds to restore the Gulf
Editorial, The Houston Chronicle. March 27, 2013.
“In the next several weeks the heady whiff of money blowing in on a Gulf Coast breeze will have cities, counties and the state of Texas itself dreaming ambitious dreams. The source of the money is the state’s share of fines and penalties from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, possibly as much as $1.1 billion…” (Read more)

Water legislation is expected to pass, but fate of Louisiana projects unclear
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). March 28, 2013.
“The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure said Thursday there’s a good chance that the Water Resources and Development Act will make it out of Congress this year, but was noncommittal about whether key Louisiana projects, including transferring the cost of operating and maintaining gates in the Lake Borgne Surge Barrier to the Army Corps of Engineers, would be included…” (Read more)

Conference eyes coastal changes impact on property owners, businesses
The Eunice Times. March 29, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS – More than 200 economists, sociologists and government policy makers brought ideas and lively discussion about ecosystem services and valuation to the “Big Easy” during the 4th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems…” (Read more)

Coastal restoration costs, benefits weighed at conference
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. March 26, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS — The cost of coastal restoration is more than just the price of building a restoration project, and the benefits include more than just providing some new wildlife habitat…” (Read more)

Recycled Christmas trees help rebuild coastal Louisiana
Fox 8 Live. March 28, 2013.
“New Orleans, La. – Christmas trees collected in Orleans Parish following the 2012 holiday help rebuild the marsh in Bayou Sauvage…” (Read more)