Latest Mississippi River Delta News: September 25, 2012

09.25.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Hurricane Katrina damage judgment against Army Corps of Engineers is reversed by federal appeals court
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). September 24, 2012.
“The Army Corps of Engineers is not liable for billions of dollars in flood damage in the Lower 9th Ward and St. Bernard Parish during Hurricane Katrina that a lower court said resulted from the agency’s failure to maintain the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. The corps was immune from damages because of a provision in the law governing suits against the federal government that protects an agency when it makes a discretionary decision…” (Read more)

Q&A with Steve Scalise
By Jeremy Alford, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). September 24, 2012.
“Incumbent congressman Steve Scalise answers about issues facing the Houma-Thibodaux area…” (Read more)

Faith and Environmental Groups Challenge Proposed Coal Export Terminal in Plaquemines Parish
Sierra Club press release. September 24, 2012.
“NEW ORLEANS, LA –(ENEWSPF)–September 24, 2012. The Sierra Club, Christian Ministers Missionary Baptist Association of Plaquemines, and Louisiana Environmental Action Network are challenging the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s approval of a Clean Air Act permit for a proposed coal export terminal in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana…” (Read more)