Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 27, 2015

10.27.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Feds appeal $3 billion MR-GO restoration ruling against the Army Corps of Engineers
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. October 26, 2015
The U.S. Justice Department on Monday appealed a New Orleans federal judge’s decision that the Army Corps of Engineers must pay the full $3 billion cost of restoring wetlands destroyed by the agency’s improper construction and maintenance of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet shipping shortcut.” (Read More)
A key coastal restoration vote
Commentary, Gambit. October 27, 2015
As the race to succeed Jindal enters the runoff phase, both remaining candidates should commit to dedicating all of the BP settlement funds to the Master Plan. CPRA’s vote last week to advance two key sediment diversion projects shows that the plan is more than just a concept — it holds the key to saving coastal Louisiana. Louisiana needs to fund it as fully and as quickly as possible.” (Read More)
Coastal compromise a good way forward
Editorial, Houma Courier. October 26, 2015
The state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority had a chance to direct a small portion of BP oil spill fine money toward a vital infrastructure project in south Lafourche. Instead, it did something better: It preserved the ideal of using the BP fine money for the coast while giving the La. 1 elevation project a way to pursue some money from the state.” (Read More)