Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 22, 2013
Bygone barriers: Preserving barrier islands proving difficult
By Jeremy Alford, Louisiana Sportsman Magazine. Oct. 15, 2013.
“It’s a rather simple matter to underestimate the worth of Louisiana’s barrier islands. When the freshwater river flow slacks off a bit and shrimp are able inch closer to the coastline, barrier islands attract anglers and guides like moths to a flame…” (read more)
Meeting focuses on coastal study
By Associated Press. Oct. 20, 2013.
“The Army Corps of Engineers the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority plan a public meeting Wednesday on the Louisiana Coastal Area-Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management Study…” (read more)
Ousted levee board member pledges to keep fighting
By Jeff Adelson, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). Oct. 21, 2013.
“Less than a day after being officially booted from the board of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority — East, author and historian John Barry said Thursday he plans to continue to fight to hold oil and gas companies accountable for the destruction of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands…” (read more)
BP defends its 2010 Gulf spill estimate in federal court
By Susan Buchanan, The Louisiana Weekly (New Orleans, La.). Oct. 21, 2013.
“Barrel counting continued at the quantification trial for the 2010 Macondo spill in U.S. District Court on Poydras St. last week. With Judge Carl Barbier presiding, BP and Anadarko called their witnesses after the U.S. Justice Department rested its case the previous week…” (read more)
On the Hill: New strategy to avert flood insurance increases; Sen. Mary Landrieu sticks with Obamacare
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). Oct. 18, 2013.
“A strategy is evolving among a multistate and bipartisan group of House members intent on blocking large increases in flood insurance premiums for their constituents…” (read more)