Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Nov. 9, 2015
More money needed, but coastal plan on track, official says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). Nov. 6, 2015.
“It’s clear that much more money will be needed to complete Louisiana’s 50-year, $50 billion hurricane protection and coastal restoration master plan. But the state’s senior coastal official said Friday (Nov. 6) that Louisiana already is on its way to implementing a sustainable program to build and maintain the projects…” (read more).
Louisiana’s plan for coastal restoration and protection will require more money to work, report says
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge). Nov. 6, 2015.
“Louisiana may have more than $20 billion lined up for coastal restoration and protection work over the next 50 years, but that’s about $70 billion short of what’s needed, according to a new report from the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy…” (read more).
Groups Work on Coastal Restoration
By Neil Shaw, KTBS (Shreveport, La.). Nov. 8, 2015.
“It’s a well-known fact that Louisiana features various and very unique land areas and waterways. Farm lands, woodlands lakes, rivers and bayous that give way to the nature rich regions near the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more).
Speak now or forever hold your peace on Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Opinion by Cameron Smith, al.com. Nov. 6, 2015.
“By now, it’s no secret that many coastal residents aren’t happy with the proposed settlement between BP, the federal government, and the five Gulf Coast states. They have until December 4th to make their thoughts known to the U.S. Department of Justice before the consent decree is finalized…” (read more).
Terrebonne Parish adding two levee projects to budget
By Sean Ellis, The Courier (Houma, La.). Nov. 6, 2015.
“Terrebonne Parish is looking to add two levee projects to the proposed 2016 parish budget and Five-year Capital Outlay…” (read more).
State stops issuing new crabbing licenses, citing overfishing
By Jacob Batte, The Daily Comet (Thibodaux, La.). Nov. 6, 2015.
“The state has stopped issuing new commercial crab licenses due to overfishing, a move local crab wholesalers say has long been needed in an industry flooded with newcomers…” (read more).