Latest news: August 8, 2012
RESTORE Act Offers Influx of Cash to Gulf States
By Michelle Berger, Audubon Magazine. August 7, 2012.
“Eighty. For Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, that’s the magic number: the percentage of Clean Water Act fines BP will eventually pay that are now legally required to go to Deepwater Horizon oil spill restoration work…” (Read more)
Dispersant suit filed
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). August 8, 2012.
“A group of national, Louisiana and Alaska environmental and wildlife groups filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asking the court to force the federal agency to come up with new rules to guide the use of dispersants during an oil spill…” (Read more)
Work under way to re-establish tree’s habitat
By Kyle Peveto, The Advocate. August 8, 2012.
“Even before he knew its name, Latimore Smith loved the longleaf pine…” (Read more)
State aims to curb spread of invasive species
By Nikki Buskey, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). August 7, 2012.
“State wildlife officials are taking steps to prevent the spread of two invasive species in Louisiana waters — the apple snail and the Rio Grande cichlid…” (Read more)
Pirogue adventurer comes across local harvester
By Bill Elzey, The Houma (La.) Courier. August 7, 2012.
“Paddling by pirogue from New Orleans toward Morgan City more than a century ago, adventure writer Charles Jackson visited, between Lockport and Houma, a vast “Yankee” project to turn thousands of acres of wetlands into rich farmland…” (Read more)