Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 7, 2013
BP To Pay Texas $18 Million From Deepwater Horizon Disaster
By Eileen Pace, Texas Public Radio. May 6, 2013.
"Texas is included in five of 28 restoration projects across the Gulf of Mexico under a conditional agreement between BP and Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees…" (Read more)
Proposed La. levee concerns Miss. officials
By Delbert Hosemann, The Associated Press. May 5, 2013.
"GULFPORT — Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he’s worried that a proposed levee in Louisiana could place low-lying areas of south Mississippi in danger of flooding…" (Read more)
Construction is to begin on permanent gate, pump structures on New Orleans drainage canals
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). May 6, 2013.
"The Army Corps of Engineers has approved the start of construction of the $614.8 million permanent canal closures and pump stations at the mouths of the 17th Street, Orleans Avenue and London Avenue canals in New Orleans, after no objections were filed to the corps' April 17 award of the construction contract to PCCP Constructors…" (Read more)
Suit claiming Hurricane Katrina related to global warming goes before Appeals Court
By Elizabeth Young, The Louisiana Record. May 6, 2013.
"NEW ORLEANS – The U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is set to issue its second opinion in a drawn out climate change case that pits landowners against energy companies…" (Read more)
Rick Perry to Obama: Give coastal states more access & dollars
By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, FuelFix. May 6, 2013.
"Texas Gov. Rick Perry and five fellow Republicans from other coastal states on Monday implored the Obama administration to open new areas for offshore drilling, saying the change would give a jolt to the U.S. economy by spurring jobs and spending…" (Read more)