Latest news: April 30, 2012
Saving Louisiana’s coast is vital for jobs and safety: An editorial
Editorial, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 29, 2012.
“Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen says that the appropriations subcommittee he chairs is investing in navigation and flood control, “the activities most critical to public safety, jobs and the economy” in making funding decisions for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…” (Read more)
Coast has an advocate in the fight for the RESTORE Act (editorial)
Editorial, The (Pascagoula) Mississippi Press. April 30, 2012.
“IT’S GOOD to know that the Gulf Coast has an advocate in the fight to keep the RESTORE Act in the federal transportation bill…” (Read more)
Restoring coastal communities
By Chris Mann, Pew Environment Group, for McClatchy-Tribune News Service. April 30, 2012.
“It seems like there are few issues that can weather the current political storms to bring together a large bipartisan consensus in Congress. Yet, the U.S. Senate – in a vote last month hailed by members on both sides of the aisle – overwhelmingly passed a two-year, $109 billion transportation and infrastructure authorization bill by a bipartisan vote of 74-22…” (Read more)
BP to begin restoration in Gulf, but Texas holding out
By Tim Eaton, The Austin (Texas) American-Statesman. April 29, 2012.
“About $60 million worth of coastal restoration projects to be paid for by British petroleum giant BP PLC are about to begin in every Gulf Coast state except Texas…” (Read more)
Tab Benoit, Dr. John and others fight to save coast
Associated Press. April 30, 2012.
“NEW ORLEANS — Some of Louisiana’s best-known musicians have joined forces in an ongoing effort to help save Louisiana’s coast — and fans at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival reaped the benefits Saturday…” (Read more)
Letter: Act to help revive La. Gulf Coast
By David Yarnold, CEO, The National Audubon Society, to The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). April 30, 2012.
“Two years after the BP oil spill, the Louisiana Gulf Coast has reached a tipping point. It is on the cusp of the most ambitious conservation and economic restoration effort in its history…” (Read more)
After Two Years The Gulf Spill Is Still Unfolding
By Chris Carnevale, The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. April 27, 2012.
“Two years ago, we witnessed the unraveling of the worst environmental disaster in our country’s history…” (Read more)