Latest news: April 27, 2012

04.27.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Preserve the gulf’s environment
By James L. Cummins, executive director of Wildlife Mississippi, for the Clinton (Miss.) News. April 26, 2012.
“Last month, the U.S. Senate demonstrated its commitment to restoring the Gulf of Mexico’s economy and environment by approving the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) of the Gulf Coast Act (S. 1400) as an amendment to the Senate transportation bill…” (Read more)

Gulf oil spill recovery continues
By Rep. Jo Bonner for the Atmore (Ala.) News. April 25, 2012.
The national television news crews that once kept a vigil along our shores are long gone. So are the coast-to-coast front-page headlines with sensational photos of oil-soaked wildlife and fouled Gulf beaches…” (Read more)

Looking out for Louisiana in Congress’ negotiations for bill including Restore Act and RAMP Act: An editorial
Editorial, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 25, 2012.
“Louisiana is counting on two provisions remaining intact when the federal highway bill emerges from conference committee, so it’s reassuring that Sen. David Vitter, an advocate of both measures, has been named to the panel…” (Read more)

Coastal project funds allocated
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). April 25, 2012.
“WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., touted $16.8 million on Tuesday for the Louisiana Coastal Area Program written into pending legislation to begin construction on restoration projects and another $9.36 million to study future projects…” (Read more)

Sand berms built to catch oil from BP spill are holding up well
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 25, 2012.
“Emergency sand berms built along barrier islands off Louisiana’s coast to capture oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill remain largely intact and are being incorporated into several island-restoration projects, a state contractor said Wednesday…” (Read more)