Latest news: March 21, 2012
House decision on transportation bill means detour for Restore Act
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). March 20, 2012.
“WASHINGTON — A decision Tuesday by House Republican leaders not to bring up a Senate-passed transportation bill is a setback for Louisiana officials pushing to allocate 80 percent of fines from any 2010 BP oil spill to the five Gulf States…” (Read more)
Public input seems to pay off
Editorial, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). March 20, 2012.
“When state officials unveiled the new master coastal plan envisioning the next five decades of work, local folks raised concerns…” (Read more)
Coastal restoration plan is improvement for Slidell, Lafitte and the West Bank
By Cathy Hughes, The Times-Picayune. March 20, 2012.
“A revised state plan for hurricane protection and coastal restoration to be unveiled Wednesday will give new priority to major hurricane protection features for Slidell, Lafitte and the West Bank. It also attempts to allay the fears of local fishers who worry that freshwater diversions will destroy their livelihoods…” (Read more)
Bill creates new board for shrimp industry
By Jeremy Alford, The Daily Comet. March 20, 2012.
“BATON ROUGE — While there’s already a state marketing and promotion board for Louisiana seafood, a local lawmaker says it isn’t doing enough for all of the state’s fisheries. He’s asking the Legislature to create a new panel that would focus solely on shrimp…” (Read more)