Latest Mississippi River Delta News: September 24, 2012
Our Views: Report urges coastal action
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). September 23, 2012.
“The flooding in LaPlace caused by Hurricane Isaac could be a preview of things to come in Baton Rouge as Louisiana continues to lose parts of its coastline, a spokesman for a coastal preservation group told the Press Club of Baton Rouge recently…” (Read more)
Working for a more resilient Gulf Coast: Editorial
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). September 23, 2012.
“For decades, Louisiana waged a lonely fight for a share of royalties from oil and gas produced off of our coast. Over time, the effort became more desperate as the state’s shoreline rapidly washed away…” (Read more)
Protect areas outside federal levee system: Editorial
The Times-Picayune. September 24, 2012.
“Hurricane Isaac showcased how the improved system of federal floodwalls, pumps and levees prevented flooding in New Orleans and St. Bernard Parish. But the storm also exposed remaining deficiencies in protection for communities outside the federal system, including much of the east bank in St. John the Baptist, Plaquemines and St. James parishes…” (Read more)
Hurricane Isaac showed that BP oil-spill woes remain
By Bob Marshall, The Times-Picayune. September 23, 2012.
“It’s been three weeks since Hurricane Isaac punched up the region, but a 12-mile section of our coast from Caminada Pass to Pass Fourchon remains closed to fishing — and any other activities…” (Read more)
Trouble outside the floodgates of New Orleans
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, The Los Angeles Times. September 24, 2012.
“NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Isaac may have proved a successful test for the 840,000 people inside the New Orleans hurricane protection system — 133 miles of levees, floodgates and walls that surround the city and portions of four parishes like a fortress. But the storm highlighted the vulnerability of more than 200,000 people just beyond the system…” (Read more)
Hurricane Isaac’s dividing line: Inside the levee, or out?
By Rebecca Mowbray, The Times-Picayune. September 23, 2012.
“The dividing line in Hurricane Isaac was bright. Those who lived outside the Army Corps of Engineers’ new $14.6 billion flood protection system were likely to experience flooding. Those who lived inside were not…” (Read more)
Jay’s Big Year
By Kyle Peveto, The Advocate. September 23, 2012.
“In late July, an email sent Jay Huner to a rural road in the middle of Jefferson Davis Parish to battle mosquitoes and wait for a little brown bird…” (Read more)