Latest news: May 1, 2012

05.01.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Shelby will be instrumental in steering RESTORE money southward (Editorial)
Editorial, The Press-Register (Mobile, Ala.). April 30, 2012.
“IT’S REASSURING to know that Alabama’s Sen. Richard Shelby, a Republican from Tuscaloosa, will be looking out for Gulf Coast interests by insisting that the RESTORE Act remain in the federal transportation bill…” (Read more)

Restoration aid for state approved
By Nikki Buskey, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). May 1, 2012.
“Louisiana could gain millions for restoration, levee work and dredging in a bill that passed the Senate Appropriations Committee last week…” (Read more)

Sen. Jeff Sessions: Prospects good for Restore Act
By George Talbot, The Pres-Register. April 30, 2012.
“MOBILE, Alabama — U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Mobile, said Monday that prospects are looking good for passage of the Restore Act, federal legislation that would steer billions of dollars in fines from the 2010 BP oil spill to the Gulf Coast states affected by the catastrophe…” (Read more)

Black Fishermen “Still Bleeding” After BP Oil Spill
By Danielle Wright, BET. April 30, 2012.
“Byron Encalade knows fishing. It’s in his blood.

As a third-generation oyster fisherman from East Point A’La Hache, Louisiana, Encalade and his family fisheries harvest oysters and shrimp transported across all Gulf Coast states. With Louisiana being the No. 1 provider of shrimp, oysters, crab and crawfish in the United States, income, theoretically, should be limitless. But two years after the BP oil spill, which dumped 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf and resulted in the deaths of 11 rig workers, life, as well as business, has not been the same…” (Read more)

Cajun French: Can dying language be saved?
By Nikki Buskey, The Houma (La.) Courier. April 30, 2012.
“Every Thursday evening, a group of about 10 students gathers at Houma’s Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum with workbooks and hefty language dictionaries…” (Read more)