Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 30, 2015

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Land-building work in coastal Jefferson Parish touted in new video
By Andrea Shaw, The Times-Picayune. October 29, 2015
A pipeline pumping Mississippi River sediment 12 miles between Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes is building land along the coast to protect southeast Louisiana, officials say. The results are the subject of a new video that officials hope will help win a $110 million federal grant for the next phase of the project.” (Read More)
Jefferson’s BP settlement should go to levee protection for Lafitte: Editorial
By Editorial Board, The Times-Picayune. October 30, 2015
Using a large portion of the BP money to match state and federal grants for coastal projects is the smart thing to do. It would send a message to state and federal officials that the parish is willing to do its part to improve flood protection.” (Read More)