Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Sept. 23, 2013

09.23.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Coastal Wetland Act still vital
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge). Sept. 23, 2013.
“The Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection and Restoration Act, passed by Congress in 1990, created a lot of firsts for Louisiana…” (read more).

Judge to review Halliburton’s plea deal
By Associated Press, Sept. 22, 2013.
“A federal judge is set to decide whether to approve a plea agreement that calls for Halliburton Energy Services to pay a $200,000 fine for destroying evidence after BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more).

2013 hurricane season quiet, but not over, experts warn
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). Sept. 20, 2013.
“The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season was kicked off with dire warnings from the National Hurricane Center and Colorado State University climatologists Philip Klotzbach and William Gray that there would be an above average number of hurricanes and severe hurricanes…” (read more).

John Barry on SLFPAE oil suit (video)
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). Sept. 20, 2013.
“Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East Vice President John Barry discusses the lawsuit filed by the authority against energy companies for wetlands damages following what’s likely to be his last meeting as a member of the authority. Gov. Bobby Jindal has said he will not re-appoint Barry because of his support for the suit.” (watch video)

State, BP at odds over anchor removal
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge). Sept. 20, 2013.
“The war of words between the state of Louisiana and BP continues over the removal of orphaned boom anchors left in the marsh after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster response, but this time it’s in federal court…” (read more).