Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 1, 2013
Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan will destroy fishing, harm coast, opponents say at Monday meeting
By Todd Masson, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 30, 2013.
“About 300 fishing guides, commercial fishers and marina owners packed the St. Bernard Council Chambers Monday night to show solidarity and discuss a strategy to combat the state’s Coastal Master Plan…” (Read more)
BP’s $340 million will restore 4 barrier islands, build 2 fisheries labs
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 30, 2013.
“Louisiana will receive $340 million from BP in early Natural Resource Damage Assessment money for four projects to restore barrier islands and to finance two coastal science centers, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday in a news conference in Jean Lafitte. The money comes from $1 billion that BP set aside in 2011 to build early projects to compensate for damages to natural resources resulting from the three-month flow of oil resulting from the blowout of BP’s Macondo well in April 2010…” (Read more)
State allocates BP oil leak funding
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). April 30, 2013.
“LAFITTE — Four barrier islands and two fishery research stations will be beneficiaries of $340 million in funding approved as early restoration money in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday…” (Read more)
Counties upset over ‘Triumph Gulf Coast’ bill
The Associated Press. April 30, 2013.
“TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A consortium of eight Gulf Coast counties is raising an alarm about a Florida Senate bill that creates a nonprofit board to manage money from settlements from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A consortium of eight Gulf Coast counties is raising an alarm about a Florida Senate bill that creates a nonprofit board to manage money from settlements from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill…” (Read more)
Bloomberg lists New Orleans among the ‘Top 12 American Boomtowns’
By Mark Waller, The Times-Picayune. April 30, 2013.
“The Bloomberg news service has listed New Orleans among its “Top 12 American Boomtowns,” citing the city’s population recovery from Hurricane Katrina…” (Read more)