Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 29, 2015

Fisherman disagree on whether Mississippi River diversions will improve coastal life in Louisiana
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. October 27, 2015
Capt. Ryan Lambert, of Cajun Fishing Adventures, said existing diversions off the river offer some of the best fishing in Louisiana and are proven to build land even when the water flow is small. It’s very hard for me to sit back and listen to someone say the Mississippi River is poison,” Lambert said. “I work in the diversions every day.” (Read More)
Lafourche’s oil spill money to go to coastal restoration
By Meredith Burns, Houma Courier. October 28, 2015
The plan sets aside money to design and permit 5,500 acres of marsh creation along La. 1 east of Leeville, 1,650 acres of marsh creation to the southwest of Catfish Lake, 11,000 acres of marsh creation from Belle Pass to Golden Meadow on the west side of La. 1, a freshwater reintroduction project that should increase the flow of freshwater down the Atchafalaya River into Grand Bayou Canal, and a long-distance sediment pipeline connecting to the Mississippi River.” (Read More)
Louisiana gets $4 million from Transocean for oil spill
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. October 28, 2015
Louisiana has received $4 million from Transocean under an out-of-court settlement by Gulf Coast states of remaining damage claims against the company for its role in the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill, state officials said Wednesday (Oct. 28).” (Read More)
What should be the economic development priorities for Louisiana’s next governor?
By Greg LaRose, The Times-Picayune. October 28, 2015
St. Bernard is extremely sensitive to the importance of coastal restoration. Coastal restoration is mandatory to ensure long-term prosperity. We support a smart, thoughtful and balanced approach to coastal restoration.” (Read More)