Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 6, 2013
Using the Mississippi River to rebuild Louisiana's coast: David Muth
By David Muth, National Wildlife Federation, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). May 5, 2013.
"Coastal experts have been telling us since Katrina that our marshes are getting perilously close to a tipping point. If we don't act very quickly, we may be too late. We lacked a plan, and we lacked money. Now we have both…" (Read more)
Washington Watch: Oil disaster recovery a matter of opinion
By Jordan Blum, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). May 5, 2013.
More than three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf states are back and virtually better than ever…" (Read more)
Bill would protect money for artificial reefs
By Michelle Millhollon, The Advocate. May 5, ,2013.
"State Sen. Bret Allain characterizes Senate Bill 128 as a way to ensure that platforms in the Gulf of Mexico become fishing holes for commercial and recreational fishermen as well as eye candy for divers…" (Read more)
Restoration Projects Bode Well for Gulf Fisheries
By Ted Williams, Fly Rod & Reel Magazine. May 3, 2013.
"BATON ROUGE, La. – Fisheries and angling-focused conservation projects just announced by the five Gulf Coast states as part of early restoration efforts from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are drawing praise from the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. The sportsmen’s group is currently engaging with members of the region’s sportfishing community to develop consensus-based recommendations for Gulf restoration…" (Read more)
BP Agrees to $600 Million in Gulf Restoration Projects
The Maritime Executive. May 3, 2013.
"The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (Trustees) and BP have reached a preliminary agreement identifying over $600 million in post-oil spill restoration projects…" (Read more)
Gulf Oil Spill: Mental Health Impacts On Affected Communities Should Be Considered, Researcher Argues
By Matthew Lee, Louisiana State University, for The Huffington Post. May 6, 2013.
"It's been three years since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and forever changing the way the world views the Gulf Coast. While the $4 billion verdict against BP has finally been handed down as justice for damages, it's not going to help many of the people directly impacted by the spill's impacts…" (Read more)