Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 16, 2013
Anba Dlo at New Orleans Healing Center
By Gambit Weekly (New Orleans). Oct. 15, 2013.
“At 2:10 p.m., environmental scientist Denise Reed, National Wildlife Foundation Louisiana director David Muth and others discuss the proposal to redirect the Mississippi River below New Orleans and the environmental and social impact of such a diversion…” (read more)
More oil found on Fourchon Beach
Jacob Batte, Staff Writer, The Houma Courier (Houma, La.). Oct. 14, 2013.
“More than a ton of oil has been discovered in recent days beneath the sand on Fourchon Beach as a result of Tropical Storm Karen, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Monday…” (read more)
Ex-Halliburton manager pleads guilty to destroying evidence in Deepwater Horizon spill
By Associated Press. Oct. 15, 2013.
“A former Halliburton manager pleaded guilty Tuesday to destroying evidence in the aftermath of the deadly rig explosion that spawned BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)
Ex-Halliburton manager admits destroying oil spill data
By BBC. Oct. 15, 2013.
“Anthony Badalamenti, 62, pleaded guilty in a US district court, and faces a maximum sentence of a year in prison…” (read more)
Why residents of disaster-prone areas don’t move
By Harvey Molotch, Mother Jones. Oct. 14, 2013.
“When disaster strikes the same place twice, distant observers can be left scratching their heads, wondering why residents of high-risk areas return, again and again, to rebuild…” (read more)
Little Eva Mitigation Bank approved and supplying mitigation credits
By Fort Mill Times (Fort Mill, S.C.). Oct. 15, 2013.
“Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES), announces the approval by the Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of a new 867.9-acre wetland and stream mitigation bank serving north and central Louisiana…” (read more)
US-Mexico border drilling bill sails through senate
By Sean McLernon, Law 360. Oct. 15, 2013.
“The U.S. Senate on Saturday unanimously approved legislation enacting a 2012 accord with Mexico that expands offshore drilling development by opening up approximately 1.5 million additional acres in the Gulf of Mexico for energy projects…” (read more)