Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 28, 2013

05.28.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Louisiana missing its chance at federal money, Corps of Engineers officer says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). May 24, 2013.
“Louisiana is missing an opportunity to have the federal government pay 65 percent of the cost of several major coastal restoration projects that could represent an investment of close to $1 billion, according to the departing commander of the New Orleans District office of the Army Corps of Engineers…” (Read more)

New post-oil spill restoration plan lacks requirements
The Associated Press. May 27, 2013.
“GULF OF MEXICO — There’s now a draft plan for using fines from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill to restore the Gulf Coast’s natural resources and economy…” (Read more)

Environmental groups remind Restoration Council to put BP funds to good use
By Laurie Wiegler, Examiner. May 25, 2013.
“Yesterday, the Environmental Defense Fund released a statement on behalf of themselves and other leading restoration organizations in the Gulf…” (Read more)