Latest Mississippi River Delta News: September 18, 2012
Louisiana coastal problems affect nation
By Mike Hasten, The Advertiser. September 17, 2012.
"BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s disappearing coast is not just a state problem but one that has serious national implications, says the head of a movement to secure federal funds to fight erosion and rebuild barriers that once protected the state…" (Read more)
Protecting the Gulf Coast
By Paul Harrison, Environmental Defense Fund, to the New York Times. September 17, 2012.
"In the coming weeks, the calls for more levees will grow louder. Coastal residents are absolutely right to demand better protection, which is why we should also remember that levees are only part of the solution…" (Read more)