Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Sept. 5, 2013
Oil and gas association want Caldwell to reverse lawsuit approval
By Jeff Adelson, The Advocate (Baton Rouge). Sept. 5, 2013.
“A major energy industry association has demanded state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell withdraw his approval of an agreement between a New Orleans-area levee board and lawyers who have filed a lawsuit accusing about 100 oil and gas companies of destroying coastal wetlands…” (read more).
Council suggests plans for Water Institute research
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge). Sept. 4, 2013.
“As The Water Institute of the Gulf in Baton Rouge looks to its future work, the National Research Council gave the institute ideas on how to focus its research in a report released Wednesday…” (read more).
Why Jindal is so reluctant to make Big Oil pay for ravaging Louisiana’s coast
By Mark Moseley, The Lens (New Orleans). Sept. 4, 2013.
“Does the flag of Texaco still fly over the Louisiana State Capitol? That’s the question writer John Barry posed to Lens readers recently. Barry is the vice chairman of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, which is suing oil, gas and pipeline companies for accelerating the erosion of our coast…” (read more).
In 2013 Hurricane Season, a Remarkable Calm Before the Next Storm
By Justin Bachman, Bloomberg Businessweek. Sept. 4, 2013.
“A year after Hurricane Sandy unleashed superlatives, demolishing communities across New Jersey and New York, the current Atlantic cyclone season is turning into a meteorological bust of near-record proportions…” (read more).
2013 still on the short list for latest first hurricane
By Nicondra Norwood, FOX 8 News WVUE-TV (New Orleans). Sept. 4, 2013.
“The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Seven as of Wednesday. The previous six depressions of the 2013 hurricane season have all reached Tropical Storm strength and been given a name, but so far none have made it to hurricane strength…” (read more).