Latest Mississippi River Delta News: September 30, 2015

09.30.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Date set for final decision on construction of river diversion, as research continues
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. September 29, 2015
The final decision on whether to start building the first river diversion in the state’s coastal restoration effort is set to be made Oct. 21. Kyle Graham, head of the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, said his agency’s governing board will decide that day whether to build or cancel the Mid-Barataria Diversion near Myrtle Grove, the first of five such projects on the lower river in the current Coastal Master Plan.” (Read More)
Oil revenue sharing plan has been consistently threatened: Jarvis DeBerry
By Jarvis DeBerry, The Times-Picayune. September 29, 2015
Louisiana has given much of itself to accommodate the oil and gas exploration that happens off its shores. That’s not meant to be figurative language. When I say that Louisiana has given much of itself, I mean that because of oil and gas exploration, there are parts of Louisiana that used to be here that aren’t here anymore.” (Read More)

Democratic bill would block offshore revenue sharing for Louisiana
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. September 28, 2015
This proposed new energy bill is devastating to our efforts here in Louisiana to fund coastal restoration and to salvage the very coastline that hosts energy development for the benefit of the entire nation,” Coffee said in a statement. “As we continue to lose our coastal wetlands at the most dramatic rate on the planet, the fate of coastal wetlands cannot be a bargaining chip for energy policy politics.” (Read More)