Latest news: March 16, 2012

03.16.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Keep the Gulf RESTORE Act on a roll in Congress: An editorial
Editorial, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). March 15, 2012.
“The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to direct 80 percent of Clean Water Act fines from the BP oil spill to Gulf Coast states with the passage of its transportation spending bill, and that’s a huge milestone for this critical measure. The Senate amended its $109 billion transportation bill last week to include the RESTORE Act…” (Read more)

Good news for the coastline
Editorial, The St. Tammany News (Slidell, La.). March 16, 2012.
“If there is any good coming from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it is that it has brought the continuing erosion of the Louisiana coastline into sharp focus. For years scientists and ecologists have warned that our coastline along with the wetlands that are nurseries for our seafood industry were washing away at an alarming rate…” (Read more)

Locals praise Restore Act’s passage in U.S. Senate
By Nate Monroe, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). March 15, 2012.
“Billions of dollars for coastal restoration and economic development throughout the Gulf Coast, including Lafourche and Terrebonne, are at stake as a transportation bill winds through Congress…” (Read more)