Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 5, 2015

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State coastal board proposes sending money left over from coastal projects to La. 1 elevation work
*features Steve Cochran, EDF, David Muth, NWF, Cynthia Duet, NAS, Rebecca Triche, LWF
By Amy Wold, The Advocate, October 4, 2015
There is no underestimating the importance of Port Fourchon, but these types of projects must stay separate from restoration efforts,” said King Milling, chair of the America’s WETLAND Foundation and a CPRA board member. “Unless we do everything possible to stop coastal land loss in this state, there will not be a Port Fourchon or Grand Isle.” (Read More)
$18B BP settlement agreement announcement in July to be filed Monday
By AP, The Times-Picayune, October 3, 2015
A statement from the U.S. Justice Department has says the agreement involving the federal government, five gulf states and BP Exploration and Production will be filed Monday. That will be followed by a 60-day public comment period, the next step toward final court approval.” (Read More)
Group uses oyster shells from restaurants to rebuild coast (video)
*features CRCL
By Charles Divins, WDSU, October 2, 2015
A group called the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is aiming to make a difference by returning the shells to their natural home: the water.” (Read More)
Annual Voice of the Wetlands celebration is a call to action
By Dwayne Fatherree, Houma Courier, October 2, 2015
I live in the heart of it,” Benoit said in the release announcing this year’s festival. “I grew up on 300 acres. We have 40 left. That’s a big deal. You tell anybody who has 300 acres of land in 20 years you’re going to have 40. It’s not that somebody took the land. It’s not land anymore. It’s open water.” (Read More)