Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 19, 2015

10.19.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Candidates for governor, treasurer oppose move to divert coastal restoration funds to cover La. 1 construction costs
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By Amy Wold, The Advocate. October 16, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposal to use excess Deepwater Horizon settlement money to construct an elevated section of La. 1 in southern Lafourche Parish is opposed by all four candidates seeking to take over his job.” (Read More)

Details of BP settlement show oil spill caused trillions of marine wildlife deaths
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. October 16, 2015
When news broke this month that oil giant BP had agreed to pay $20.8 billion in fines for its Deepwater Horizon disaster, the figure seemed huge. But when placed against the number of fish and wildlife deaths BP has conceded its spill caused, the figure fades almost to insignificance.” (Read More)