Latest news: July 24, 2012
RESTORE Act is a big win for Mississippi
By U.S. Sen. Roger F. Wicker for The Hattiesburg (Miss.) American. July 23, 2012.
"Last month, Congress passed an important piece of legislation for recovery that should bring hundreds of millions of dollars to Mississippi's coastal communities. I was proud to work with my colleagues across the Gulf Coast to ensure the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies Act became law…" (Read more)
Coastal director says BP must pay to the max
By Susan Buchanan for the Louisiana Weekly. July 23, 2012.
"Garret Graves, chairman of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, said last week “we will not allow BP to walk out of here, wiping its hands” of its responsibilities. He spoke at a July 18 forum sponsored by the City of New Orleans and The National Wildlife Federation on protecting the region from the spill’s aftermath, weather threats and a shrinking coastline…" (Read more)
How should Restore Act money be spent?
By Doug Walker, WLOX-TV. July 23, 2012.
"BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – Beth Jowers enjoys her early morning beach walk. Looking out over the beauty of the water, she wants Restore Act money to keep it that way…" (Read more)
Environmentalists say Corps of Engineers destroying the Atchafalaya Basin
By Dean Wilson, Teche Today. July 23, 2012.
"Baton Rouge – Several environmental groups with an interest in the Atchafalaya Basin blasted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for continuing projects and policies that are drying up wetlands in the Basin…" (Read more)