Latest news: July 13, 2012
Making the most of the Restore Act: Editorial
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). July 12, 2012.
"Louisiana will get a significant amount of money for its coast through the Restore Act, despite congressional compromises that affect our share of Clean Water Act fines assessed for the BP oil spill. The focus for state officials going forward should be on maximizing the amount Louisiana will get to spend on critical coastal restoration work. And there's reason for optimism on that count. The Restore Act is geared in part toward projects that help the health of the entire Gulf Coast, and that favors Louisiana…" (Read more)
VITTER: Triple Win For Louisiana In The Highway Bill
By Senator David Vitter for The Hayride. July 12, 2012.
"Here’s a headline for you: Republicans and Democrats in Congress worked together to pass a major bipartisan piece of legislation that greatly benefits Louisiana and President Obama supported the effort…" (Read more)
Terrebonne hopes BP money could pay for pipeline
By Nikki Buskey, The Houma (La.) Courier. July 12, 2012.
"With billions of dollars in oil spill fines promised to Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states for restoration projects, Terrebonne Parish officials are moving ahead with a long-distance pipeline project they hope can bring river sediment to the parish’s deteriorating wetlands…" (Read more)
Louisiana Delta: The Duck Pipeline
By John B. Snow, Outdoor Life. July 12, 2012.
"My brother once worked for a master plumber—and, yes, his official job title was a plumber’s helper—and often he would come home from work with a bit of wisdom from Lenny, his boss…" (Read more)