Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 17, 2012
RESTORE Act trust fund is a grand idea
Editorial, The Sun Herald (Biloxi, Miss.). October 16, 2012.
"Gov. Phil Bryant's GoCoast 2020 Commission is considering ways to use money Mississippi will receive under the RESTORE Act. We urge the commission to pay particular attention to a recommendation by Gerald Blessey…" (Read more)
New Orleans area political leaders fighting for better hurricane protection
By Drew Broach, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). October 16, 2012.
"Hurricane protection gained renewed focus Tuesday when five southeast Louisiana parish presidents and four mayors gathered to light a fire under the Army Corps and Engineers and Congress for more money and faster work…" (Read more)
Wetlands disappearing rapidly
South African Press Association. October 16, 2012.
"Hyderabad – An alarming 50% of the world's wetlands have been destroyed in the last 100 years, threatening human welfare at a time of increasing water scarcity, a new report said on Tuesday…" (Read more)
Lawmakers demand answers from BP over ongoing Gulf oil sheen
By Sue Sturgis, Facing South. October 17, 2012.
"The two leading congressional investigators into the 2010 BP oil disaster are pressing the company to turn over all information related to the ongoing oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast that's been traced to the failed Macondo well…" (Read more)