Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Nov. 10, 2015
Louisiana simply must find the money to finish coastal master plan: Editorial
By The Editorial Board, The Times-Picayune. Nov. 9, 2015.
“South Louisianians know how vulnerable we are because of the erosion of our coast. But a new study emphasizes how quickly we must act to reverse that trend and the urgent need for more money to pay for the restoration work…” (read more).
La. coastal plan $71 billion short, report says
by Jacob Batte, The Houma Courier. Nov. 7, 2015.
*Features Restore or Retreat’s Simone Maloz
“Louisiana is $71 billion short of paying for its inflation-adjusted 2012 Coastal Master Plan, a Tulane economic study shows, but coastal advocates say it’s long been known the state hasn’t had enough money for the plan…” (read more).
Study: Dispersants Did Not Help Oil Degrade in BP Spill
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press. Nov. 9, 2015.
“The chemical sprayed on the 2010 BP oil spill may not have helped crucial petroleum-munching microbes get rid of the slick, a new study suggests…” (read more).
New Orleans officials hope to use BP money to help fund huge disaster mitigation plan
By Jeff Adelson, The New Orleans Advocate. Nov. 9, 2015.
“City officials hope to use New Orleans’ share of a settlement stemming from the Deepwater Horizon disaster to help fund a series of coastal restoration projects — part of a half-billion-dollar package of initiatives they have proposed in an effort to secure hundreds of millions in grant money from the federal government…” (read more).
Our Views: Renewable nature of cypress trees important for Louisiana landowners, future generations
By Editorial Board Staff, The New Orleans Advocate. Nov. 9, 2015.
“One of Louisiana’s iconic images is that of the cypress forests rising out of wetlands along the coast and into the Atchafalaya Basin. The scene is part of our heritage and is of great value as Louisiana continues to be a magnet for visitors around the world…” (read more).