Latest news: April 4, 2012

04.04.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Revised Coastal Master Plan overwhelmingly supported by voters, poll finds
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 3, 2012.
“Louisiana voters overwhelmingly want their legislators to approve the state’s 2012 revision of the Coastal Master Plan, according to a statewide poll sponsored by the National Audubon Society. The survey of 801 likely voters statewide found that 86 percent would favor their legislators voting for the plan, with 10 percent undecided and 2 percent wanting legislators to vote against the plan…” (Read more)

Poll says most back La. coastal plan
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). April 4, 2012.
“The vast majority of Louisiana residents stated they want their legislators to approve the state’s master plan for coastal restoration and protection, according to a poll released Tuesday…” (Read more)

Lawmaker tackles coastal issues
By Nikki Buskey, The Houma (La.) Courier. April 3, 2012.
“Coastal restoration is a billion dollar problem that will require federal money to fix the correct way, U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise told members of a local coastal-advocacy group Tuesday…” (Read more)

Sen. David Vitter to host flood protection forum at UNO on Wednesday
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). April 3, 2012.
“U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., will host a public forum on flood protection at the University of New Orleans on Wednesday morning to discuss a variety of issues involving the New Orleans area levee system and other proposed levee projects in the state…” (Read more)

Mysterious Dolphin Deaths In Louisiana May Be Caused By Natural Gas Drilling Prep
By Amir Khan, The International Business Times. April 3, 2012.
“Nearly 200 dolphins have washed up on the shore along Louisiana’s coast since Feb. 2010 — and Natural gas exploration may be to blame, according to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, a federal agency that is a part of the Department of the Interior…” (Read more)