Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 8, 2015

10.08.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Coastal allies clash over plans to dip into BP fine money for a bridge
*features David Muth, NWF
By John Snell, WVUE. October 7, 2015
We need to concentrate on what we as a state and a people and as a government have identified as our highest priority, which is coastal protection and restoration,” said David Muth, Director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf Restoration Program. Muth concedes Highway 1, like many other infrastructure projects, is a critical need, but argues it should not be met at the expense of the coast.” (Read More)

BP Oil-Spill Settlement Includes Billions for Gulf Projects
*features MRD statement,  David Muth, NWF
By Tom Ichniowski, Engineering News-Network. October 7, 2015
A group of environmental organizations, including the Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation and Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, said in a joint statement: “Once the consent decree is approved, it will provide a steady funding stream to the Gulf—funds that are vital to the long-term ecological health of the region.” (Read More)