Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 19, 2012
BP Could Receive Billions Of Dollars In Tax Breaks
Local 15 News. October 18, 2012.
"(MOBILE, Ala.) Oil giant BP could be in the running for billions of dollars in tax breaks if a settlement with the federal government is reached…" (Read more)
Southerland talks RESTORE Act to area counties
By Tim Croft, The Times (Apalachicola, Fla.). October 19, 2012.
"Southerland urged commissioners to be broad-based, transparent and cohesive, not only in spending the billions in BP fine money potentially coming to eight counties along the Northwest Florida coast, but also in rebuffing attempts by the executive branch to change the dynamics of how those fines will be collected…" (Read more)
Scientists Solve Mystery Of Disappearing Salt Marshes
WWNO Radio (New Orleans). October 18, 2012.
"Let's pay a visit now to one of the crucial parts of our country's ecosystem. Along U.S. coastlines, there are salt marshes that serve as nurseries for fish, crabs and other shellfish…" (Read more)
National Research Council: Army Corps Faces "Unsustainable Situation"
Northeast-Midwest Institute's Mississippi River Basin Blog. October 19, 2012.
"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers faces an "unsustainable situation" in maintaining its national water projects at acceptable levels of performance, according to a new report released this week by the National Academies' National Research Council (NRC)…" (Read more)