Latest Mississippi River Delta News: September 4, 2015

09.04.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Louisiana must have oil, gas royalties to help save our coast: Editorial
The Times-Picayune. September 3, 2015
Louisiana and the other Gulf states are the ones that have paid the environmental and infrastructure costs of energy production. Yet they have gotten essentially nothing to help offset those costs. Our state always should have gotten a share of the royalties paid by oil and gas companies, as inland states do for drilling done within their borders.” (Read More)
Commentary: The secret to New Orleans’ comeback
By Judith Rodin, Fortune. September 3, 2015
On the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I flew over the advanced coastal restoration and protection efforts underway at the coastline. From that height many coastal cities look alike, but New Orleans stands out; both for its vulnerability and how the city is learning to live with water. The coastline restoration and the rebuilt levies are designed to protect a city that has also rebuilt its economy and its community to ensure that when the next one hits – they’re ready.” (Read More)