Latest news: June 13, 2012
BUZZ WORTHY: Coastal job creation
The Political Desk. June 12, 2012.
"Beginning Aug. 1, contractors overseeing major developments along the coast will be required to take steps to bring on local workers to complete their projects if they’re funded using certain state or federal monies…" (Read more)
Bill aims to change mitigation standards
By Eric Besson, The Tri-Parish Times (Houma, La.). June 12, 2012.
"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to shelve its Modified Charleston Method for calculating wetlands mitigation within the state of Louisiana for one year if the Senate passes a federal appropriations bill in its current form…" (Read more)
Dozens of dolphins stranded in Texas since fall
By Ramit Plushnick Masti, The Associated Press. June 12, 2012.
"HOUSTON — The deaths of more than 120 dolphins off the Texas coast has prompted a federal agency to declare the event "unusual" and launch an investigation into whether they were related to a drought-related algae bloom or a more widespread mortality event that has plagued the northern Gulf of Mexico for two years…" (Read more)