Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Nov. 19, 2013
BP posts gulf environmental data online; plans more for 2014
By Paula Dittrick, Oil & Gas Journal. Nov. 18, 2013.
“Information about offshore water conditions in the Gulf of Mexico was posted online, BP PLC reported, saying that BP, federal and state agencies, and the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) collected the information following the deepwater Macondo well blowout in 2010…” (read more)
Nonprofits important cog in coastal restoration
By By Jeremy Alford & Kelly Connelly, Louisiana Sportsman Magazine. Nov. 15, 2013.
“They arrived by barge to Raccoon Island, just south of Cocodrie, tall white sacks weighing in 2,000 pounds filled with what many of us might otherwise mistake for sandbags. But they were much more than that…” (read more)
Nearly $1 million in matching grant funds provided to the Iberia levee district
By KATC (Lafayette, La.). Nov. 18, 2013.
“The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has announced it is providing nearly one million dollars as seed money toward New Iberia Levee Board projects following a decision by the Iberia Parish Council to allocate over $300,000 at their meeting on Wednesday night…” (read more)
Jindal levee authority appointee wants lawsuit against oil, pipeline companies suspended
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). Nov. 18, 2013.
“A new member appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East will ask the authority to suspend its controversial lawsuit demanding that 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies either restore wetlands damaged during their operations or pay for the damages…” (read more)
Flood authority to be asked to halt suit against oil, gas companies
By Jeff Adelson, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). Nov. 19, 2013.
“A month after being appointed to the East Bank levee authority as part of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s effort to quash a coastal erosion lawsuit against energy companies, new member Joe Hassinger will launch the first salvo in that battle Thursday…” (read more)