Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 1, 2012
Hurricane Isaac left behind sections of dead marsh and answers about our future
By Bob Marshall, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). September 30, 2012.
"When local outdoors folk look back on the summer of 2012 they may well remember it as a season of questions. Such as "What happened to the speckled trout?" And "What happened to the teal?" And "How did a Category 1 storm spread so much damage…" (Read more)
Sportsmen favor protection over energy, according to poll: Other outdoors notes
By Bob Marshall, The Times-Picayune. September 30, 2012.
"A new national election-year poll confirmed what previous surveys have shown: the vast majority of sportsmen of both political parties believe protecting fish and wildlife habitat should be given priority even if it means limiting energy production on those public lands…" (Read more)
BP oil spill settlement could shortchange Gulf Coast states
By George Talbot, The Press-Register (Mobile, Ala). October 1, 2012.
"As it works to settle civil and criminal charges from the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the U.S. Department of Justice has proposed a deal that would appear to satisfy both the federal government and BP Plc…" (Read more)
Using the BP pay out to shape the future
Editorial, The Anniston (Ala.) Star. October 1, 2012.
"When the Restore Act became law, it directed money paid by BP and others involved in the Deepwater Horizon disaster to the Gulf Coast. Ever since, politicians, business groups, environmentalists and property owners have been salivating over the possibility that somewhere between $5 billion and $21 billion may be coming their way…" (Read more)