Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Nov. 1, 2013
Environmental groups, residents challenge Plaquemines coal terminal permit in state court
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). Oct. 31, 2013.
“A trio of environmental groups has paired with several Plaquemines Parish residents in mounting a state court challenge to a permit issued by the state Department of Natural Resources for construction of a new coal and petroleum coke terminal in Myrtle Grove…” (read more)
Lawsuit seeks to block coal export permit in Plaquemines Parish; Sediment diversion slated for same site
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). Nov. 1, 2013.
“A lawsuit filed Thursday alleges the state Department of Natural Resources illegally, and without supporting evidence, granted a coastal use permit to RAM Terminals LLC, to build a coal export facility along the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish…” (read more)