Latest news: January 25, 2012

01.25.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Take the long view on Louisiana’s coastal restoration plan: An editorial

By Editorial Page Staff, The Times-Picayune. January 25, 2012.

“Louisiana’s first public hearing on its proposed 50-year master plan for coastal restoration and protection, held in New Orleans Monday, drew criticism from fishers who oppose large diversions of freshwater and sediment because they fear damage to their industry. The master plan offers speculative land-building at the cost of saltwater species, they argued…”

GOP congressional challengers oppose RESTORE act

By George Altman, Press-Register. January 24, 2012.

“Some challengers to Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Mobile, are blasting a bill in Congress that would send potentially billions of dollars in oil spill fines to Gulf state governments, arguing that the proposal would create additional bureaucracy and give public officials too much power…”