Latest news: July 25, 2012
Nation has large stake in protecting Louisiana from storms, Mayor Mitch Landrieu says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). July 24, 2012.
“New Orleans should be viewed as the “canary in the coal mine” for failures of the nation’s infrastructure, including the more than 50 failures of floodwalls and levees during Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Tuesday told an audience of business, government and environmental leaders discussing how best to mitigate the damages of weather-caused disasters…” (Read more)
Alabama scientists, agencies seek role in spending of BP fines
By Ben Raines, The Press-Register. July 24, 2012.
“MOBILE, Alabama — Though it may be years before most of the environmental restoration funds related to the BP oil spill become available, scientists and local environmental groups in Alabama are in general agreement about where to spend the money…” (Read more)
Application Period Open for Coastal Forest Initiative, Public Meetings Scheduled
Coastal Currents, the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. July 24, 2012.
“The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana will conduct three informational meetings for interested landowners across coastal Louisiana from July 24-July 31, 2012, to discuss the Coastal Forest Conservation Initiative (CFCI) funded by the state’s Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP)…” (Read more)