Latest news: April 13, 2012
Another weapon in our arsenal
Editorial, The Houma (La.) Courier. April 12, 2012.
“Is coastal Louisiana worth the effort and expense it would cost to save it from being enveloped by the Gulf of Mexico..” (Read more)
OP-ED: Why passage of the RESTORE Act is so important
By James Cummins for the Mississippi Press. April 13, 2012.
“Last month, the U.S. Senate demonstrated its commitment to restoring the Gulf of Mexico’s economy and environment by approving the RESTORE Act. Known as SB 1400, it is an amendment to the Senate transportation bill…” (Read more)
Large-Scale Engineering Could Rescue Eroding Mississippi Delta Region
By Uma Irfan and Climate Wire, Scientific American. April 12, 2012.
“Re-engineering the Mississippi River will stem catastrophic economic and environmental losses from human development and climate change while raising billions of dollars in value, according to a report released yesterday…” (Read more)
Nearly two years later, oil remains
By Nikki Buskey, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). April 12, 2012.
“State officials say oil continues to soil the Louisiana coast two years after the spill. But requests to BP and the Coast Guard asking for a long-term plan to monitor and clean up remaining oil oozing from marshes and buried in beachfronts have been rejected…” (Read more)
Mandeville city council to vote on wetlands mitigation resolution at tonight’s meeting
By Claire Galofaro, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 12, 2012.
“The Mandeville City Council will again consider a resolution tonight formally resisting new wetlands mitigation requirements stifling economic development across the parish…” (Read more)
2 Years Later: Restoring the Gulf
By Cindy Brown, The Nature Conservancy, for Care2. April 12, 2012.
“It’s hard to believe that this month marks two years since the Deepwater Horizon unleashed the largest oil spill in our nation’s history in the Gulf of Mexico…” (Read more)