Latest news: August 3, 2012

08.03.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Restore what MR-GO destroyed: Editorial
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). August 2, 2012.
“Nearly three years ago, the final piling was placed to seal off the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, an event that a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official described as “driving the last concrete stake into the heart of MR-GO…” (Read more)

Can’t save Louisiana coast without cutting emissions: Bob Marshall
The Times-Picayune. August 2, 2012.
“When history looks back on the outcome of efforts to prevent southeast Louisiana from becoming part of the Gulf of Mexico, few headlines could turn out to be as significant as this one from Saturday’s Times-Picayune: “Corps delays repairs on MR-GO…” (Read more)

Concern about rising seas threatens MRGO restoration
By John Snell, WVUE-TV (New Orleans). August 2, 2012.
“New Orleans, La. — In what may be a first-of-its-kind case, the federal government may scale back a long-awaited coastal project out of concerns about rising sea levels…” (Read more)

New law brings more jobs to local parishes
By Nikki Buskey, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). August 2, 2012.
“A new law went into effect this week that aims to get local workers hired on to state and federal coastal restoration jobs…” (Read more)

$1.4 billion for levee improvements in Plaquemines Parish
By Rob Masson, WVUE-TV. August 2, 2012.
“Belle Chasse, La. – If you thought most of the levee improvement work in southeast Louisiana was over, think again…” (Read more)

Falgout floodgate plans move forward
The Associated Press. August 2, 2012.
“HOUMA, La. (AP) – Preliminary design is beginning on a long-awaited floodgate that could eventually help to close the Dularge levee system…” (Read more)

Study: Dispersants used in Gulf oil spill could damage marine food web
By Kari Huus, MSNBC. August 2, 2012.
“During the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which dumped nearly 5 million barrels of crude into the water, responders applied some 1.8 million gallons of chemical dispersant to break up the oil slick…” (Read more)