Latest news: January 12, 2012

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Louisiana coastal restoration 50-year blueprint released

By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. January 12, 2012

“Declaring Louisiana’s loss of coastal wetlands “nothing short of a national emergency,” state officials today released a $50 billion, 50-year strategy for rebuilding land and increasing protection from storm surge for coastal communities that they say can be paid for with money the state is reasonably sure it will receive…”

2012 Coastal Master Plan, some say best in years

WWL-TV. January 12, 2012.

“NEW ORLEANS – For at least three decades, Louisiana has seen an erosion of its coastline.

On Thursday, the state will release its 2012 Coastal Master Plan, and some observers might say this is the best plan devised in years…”

Editorial: Wait for the facts

By Pensacola News Journal editorial staff. January 11, 2012.

“There’s no question that BP money has helped to heal the economic damage — at least in tourism — experienced along the Gulf Coast by the oil spill. And its money will pay for environmental improvements, too.

But BP’s “blue sky” advertising campaign about how wonderful everything is along the Gulf Coast’s marshes, bays and in the Gulf of Mexico has one flaw: The company should have waited until they actually know…”

Draft of 5-year coastal approach coming to Houma

By Eric Besson, The Tri-Parish Times. January 11, 2012.

“The state agency in charge of prioritizing coastal restoration and protection projects will submit a draft of its five-year master plan for public review later this month in Houma…”

Floodwall work under way in south Lafourche

By Nikki Buskey, The Daily Comet. January 11, 2012.

“A new floodwall driven 43-feet deep into the earth will provide protection to one of the most-vulnerable spots in south Lafourche’s levee system…”