Latest Mississippi River Delta News: September 26, 2012
Residents baffled by ruling that lets Army Corps off the hook for flooding caused by Katrina
By Cain Burdeau, The Associated Press. September 25, 2012.
"NEW ORLEANS – A surprise ruling by a federal appeals court that lets the Army Corps of Engineers off the hook for paying compensation for Hurricane Katrina's catastrophic flooding isn't going over well on the streets of New Orleans…" (Read more)
Officials go the extra mile to save La. coast
By Casey Gisclair, The Tri-Parish Times (Houma, La.). September 25, 2012.
"Environmentalists say that offshore drilling has negative impacts on Louisiana’s coast – specifically within our state’s rapidly dying wetlands…" (Read more)
Oil and Nature: A Landscape Reconfigured
By Emma Brice, The New York Times. September 25, 2012.
"In the stark white space of the Aperture Gallery in Chelsea, billboard-size photographs present an array of haunting scenes. A chemical plant with a cemetery in the foreground. An empty basketball court alongside a turreted oil refinery. A lush swamp filled with trees, one of which has a Shell Oil sign nailed to it…" (Read more)
The Gulf One Month After Hurricane Isaac
By Steven Apfelbaum, chairman, Applied Ecological Services, for the Huffington Post. September 25, 2012.
"It's hard to believe it's been almost one month since Hurricane Isaac reached the Gulf Coast on August 28 — eerily close to the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. And while locals and cleanup crews are still hard at work recovering from the damage, national attention has all but moved on…" (Read more)