Latest Mississippi River Delta news: November 14, 2012
Restore Act would create jobs
By Nikki Buskey, Houma Courier (Houma, La.). Nov. 13, 2012.
“With billions of dollars in oil spill fines set to pay for restoration projects in the coming decade, local environmental and industry officials say the money could have a big impact on south Louisiana’s economy…” (Read more)
Forum: Prepare for river shift
By Amy Wold, The (Baton Rouge) Advocate. Nov. 14, 2012.
“The mouth of the Mississippi River is moving north, and unless preparations are made in advance for those changes, the impact could be devastating, speakers at a recent coastal conference said…” (Read more)
New Hurricane Isaac storm surge study discussed in Plaquemines Parish
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune. Nov. 13, 2012.
“During a meeting on Hurricane Isaac’s storm surge flooding, Plaquemines Parish residents on Tuesday complained that they don’t want to know what happened, they want to know what to do now: how to get personal financial help, and how to get inside the post-Hurricane Katrina levee system so that, next time, storm surge doesn’t demolish wide swaths of their parish. But that was not the purpose of the Army Corps of Engineers meeting Tuesday evening…” (Read more)
BETHANY KRAFT: GoCoast 2020 puts Mississippi on path to BP oil spill recovery
By Bethany Kraft (Ocean Conservancy), The (Biloxi) Sun Herald. Nov. 13, 2012.
“Mississippi citizens have an unprecedented opportunity through the GoCoast 2020 Commission to not only restore what was lost in the BP oil disaster, but to leave a legacy of healthy communities, strong economies, and productive coastal and marine environments…” (Read more)
Hurricane Katrina, Sandy merit flood markers: Letter
Letter to the Editor by Len Bahr, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune. Nov. 14, 2012.
“Re: “Sandy’s damage stirs painful memories,” NOLA.com. A Nov. 11 Associated Press article describes the painful connection between Katrina flood victims in New Orleans and the many unfortunate new recruits in New York and New Jersey to a growing coastal storm flood fraternity. The following quote caught my eye:…” (Read more)