Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Sept. 2, 2014
Rapid erosion of Louisiana coast only expected to accelerate
By Bob Marshall and Al Shaw, The New Orleans Advocate. Sept. 1, 2014.
“This story is condensed from a broad multimedia presentation produced by the nonprofit newsrooms…” (read more)
Watch how Louisiana’s coastline has vanished over the last 80 years
By Brad Plumer, Vox. Aug. 30, 2014.
“Over the last 80 years, Louisiana has lost nearly 2,000 square miles of coastland…” (read more)
Halliburton to Pay $1.1 Billion to Settle Spill Lawsuits
By David Wethe, Margaret Cronin Fisk and Laurel Calkins, Bloomberg. Sept. 2, 2014.
“Halliburton Co. agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a majority of lawsuits brought over its role…” (read more)
Louisiana Is Sinking Fast
By Hannah Weinberger, Outside Magazine. Aug. 29, 2014.
“An investigation by ProPublica and the Lens found that coastal Louisiana, which in the past 80 years…” (read more)
State residents can help decide coastal restoration spending
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Aug. 31, 2014.
“Between $150 million and $180 million will be available for projects under a part of the RESTORE Act…” (read more)
State looking for input on oil spill fine money
By Xerxes Wilson, The Houma Courier. Sept. 1, 2014.
“State coastal restoration officials are asking for the public’s input on how fine money…” (read more)
Citgo marks 9 years since Katrina, Rita with year-long coastal restoration effort
By Jennifer Larino, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 29, 2014.
“Officials with Citgo Petroleum Corp. and the Audubon Nature Institute, as well as elected leaders…” (read more)