Latest Mississippi River Delta News: September 17, 2015

09.17.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Gov. Bobby Jindal asks for part of BP money to be diverted to Louisiana 1 bridge project
*features Steve Cochran, EDF
By Mark Schleifstein. The Times-Picayune. September 16, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal has asked coastal restoration officials to change state policy to allow some of the BP oil spill settlement to be used to pay for part of a $350 million Louisiana 1 bridge connecting Port Fourchon with Golden Meadow.” (Read More)
Bobby Jindal wants savings from restoration project funded by BP settlement steered to help pay for elevated La. 1
By Amy Wold. The Advocate. September 16, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal wants a board to adopt a policy that would take project savings from coastal restoration work funded by the Deepwater Horizon payments and use that money to help pay for the elevation work on La. 1 to Port Fourchon. It’s a move coastal restoration advocates in Louisiana have feared for years before it was introduced Wednesday at the Coastal Protection Restoration Authority meeting in Morgan city.” (Read More)
Parish gets positive response to spending plan for oil spill money
By Meredith Burns. The Daily Comet. September 16, 2015
The plan focuses on engineering, design and permitting of five coastal restoration projects that have been talked about for years and are consistent with the state’s coastal master plan, said Lafourche Parish Administrator Archie Chaisson.” (Read More)
Some researchers recommend moving Mississippi’s mouth north to English Turn or Port Sulphur, according to the Lens
By Mark Schliefstein. The Times-Picayune. September 16, 2015
Move the mouth of the Mississippi River north to English Turn or Port Sulphur and abandon communities to their south to preserve other populated areas to their north, say one of several teams of coastal engineering and sustainability experts that have participated in a two-year design competition, according to The Lens.” (Read More)