Latest Mississippi River Delta News: September 22, 2015

09.22.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Next governor must speed coastal restoration: poll
*features Steve Cochran, MRD
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. September 21, 2015
The vast majority of Louisiana voters believe protecting and restoring coastal Louisiana is as important as any other issue facing the state, and the next governor should make restoration a high priority, according to the results of a new state-wide poll released Monday (Sept. 21) by a coalition of environmental groups.” (Read More)
Contracting for Louisiana coastal restoration
By David Jacobs, Baton Rouge Business Report. September 22, 2015
The state’s coastal master plan envisions $50 billion worth of projects over 50 years, and Louisiana is projected to spend $500 million to $2 billion per year for the next 50 years on water-related research and projects in marsh creation, protection systems, sediment diversion and restoration.” (Read More)