Latest Mississippi River Delta News: November 27, 2012
Senator Landrieu Backs Civil Settlement With BP
By Eileen Fleming, WWNO (New Orleans). November 26, 2012.
“With the BP criminal settlement over the 2010 oil spill now pending a judge’s approval, talks are heating up to reach a deal on civil Clean Water Act fines. U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu is hoping they’re successful…” (Read more)
Texas still waiting for $100M in restoration funds from BP oil spill
By Kate Galbraith, The Texas Tribune. November 27, 2012.
“AUSTIN — Texas has been promised at least $100 million for coastal restoration in the wake of the massive BP oil spill that harmed the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.But no Texas projects have been announced, and an official involved with the talks did not sound optimistic about getting dollars flowing quickly to causes like protecting marshland or sea life…” (Read more)
New floodwalls protect south Lafourche
By Nikki Buskey, The Daily Comet (Houma, La.). November 26, 2012.
“New floodwalls driven more than 35 feet into the earth will provide protection to some of the most-vulnerable spots in the south Lafourche levee system…” (Read more)
Direct seafood marketing program expanding
The Associated Press. November 27, 2012.
“ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) – A boat-to-table seafood marketing project is expanding to two areas in southeast Louisiana, with plans for the southwest…” (Read more)