Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 12, 2015

10.12.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Five conservation groups take aim at Bobby Jindal’s plan to elevate Louisiana 1
*Features MRD statement & Steve Cochran, MRD
By Kevin Litten, The Times-Picayune. October 9, 2015
Five conservation groups are sponsoring a print and online advertising campaign across south Louisiana that seeks to rally opposition to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to use coastal restoration money to elevate Louisiana 1.” (Read More)

State treasurer proposes financing for La. 1 elevation
*Features MRD statement & Steve Cochran, MRD
By Meredith Burns, Houma Courier. October 11, 2015
La. 1 is hugely important,” Kennedy said in a phone interview. “I don’t think we ought to fund it out of our coastal restoration money, not because it’s not an important project ㅡ it is ㅡ but because once you start doing that, there will be a lot of other proponents of other projects, other road projects, that aren’t as important as the continued elevation of La. 1.” (Read More)

Feds will appeal MR-GO damages ruling against Army Corps of Engineers
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. October 9, 2015
The U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge late Friday (Oct. 9) it will appeal her decision that the Army Corps of Engineers is liable for taking the temporary value of land in St. Bernard Parish and the Lower 9th Ward through its construction and lack of maintenance of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet.” (Read More)