Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 16, 2014

05.16.2014 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Friday’s (May 16) ‘Katie’ to examine 4-year impact of Gulf oil spill
By Dave Walker, The Times-Picayune. May 16, 2014.
“Friday’s (May 16) “Katie,” a nationally syndicated daytime talk show airing locally at 1 p.m. on WVUE…” (read more)

Louisiana budget lacking money for state’s continued case against BP for Gulf oil spill
By Melinda DeSlatte, Associated Press. May 16, 2014.
“Louisiana’s budget for next year doesn’t include any money for the state’s ongoing litigation against BP for damages caused by the 2010 oil spill…” (read more)

Louisiana sees a mirror image in efforts to save Florida’s Everglades
By John Snell, WVUE. May 15, 2014.
“Florida has made progress carrying out its ambitious Everglades restoration effort, but faces many of the same frustrations…” (read more)

Live chat: Discuss city’s storm protection system with Tulane professor, Corps of Engineers official
By Steve Myers, The Lens. May 15, 2014.
“Thursday, The Lens published an examination of the New Orleans flood protection system. Bob Marshall reported that the system…” (read more)

School greenhouse raises, donates cypress trees for coastal rehabilitation efforts
By Kyle Barnett, The St.Charles Herald. May 17, 2014.
“Coastal land loss has long been a problem plaguing Louisiana, and one local teacher is getting involved in trying to keep back the tide…” (read more)

Water bill that authorizes Morganza hurricane protection and levee repairs ready for final congressional OK
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. May 15, 2014.
“House and Senate members Thursday released details of a bill that authorizes some $8.2 billion worth of flood-control, navigation…” (read more)

Morganza project wins congressional praise
By Gregory Roberts, The Advocate. May 16, 2014.
“It’s not as universally beloved as motherhood or apple pie, but the“Morganza to the Gulf” levee and flood-control project…” (read more)

 New $1.1B sea wall protects New Orleans against major storms but may cultivate complacency
By Umair Irfan, E&E Publishing. May 15, 2014.
“Looming 26 feet over the bayou, the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal-Lake Borgne Surge Barrier stands…” (read more)

Can Wetland Restoration Be Good for Business?
By Anne Miller, NationSwell. May 16, 2014.
“If you can’t beat ‘em, sell to ‘em. For years now, big businesses and big utilities have been viewed as Public Enemy #1 of the environment…” (read more)

New flood maps for Jefferson Parish will be composed from the ground up
By Adriane Quinlan, The Times-Picayune. May 15, 2014.
“The two-year delay in implementing Jefferson Parish’s new flood elevation maps will allow the Federal Emergency Management Association to revise…” (read more)