Latest news: July 30, 2012
MR-GO restoration plan put on hold
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). July 27, 2012.
“The chief of the Army Corps of Engineers has recommended a $2.9 billion plan to restore damage caused by the now-closed Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet navigation channel, but recommends no action be taken on the plan because the state won’t pay 35 percent of the cost…” (Read more)
MRGO remediation plan released
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). July 28, 2012.
“A proposed $3 billion plan to restore coastal wetlands in the Lake Pontchartrain basin has been released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a 30-day public comment review…” (Read more)
Baykeepers wish list presented to Baldwin County
By Jane Nicholes, The Press-Register (Mobile, Ala.). July 29, 2012.
“Now that the RESTORE Act is a reality, Baldwin County is in line for hundreds of millions of dollars to repair and protect beaches, watersheds and other parts of the coastline…” (Read more)
Crestview going for RESTORE dollars
By Brian Hughes, The Crestview (Fla.) News Bulletin.
“State Rep. Matt Gaetz praised Crestview community leaders during a recent tall hall meeting for planning ahead on how to use the money generated by the RESTORE Act…” (Read more)