Latest news: May 21, 2012

05.21.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Coastal-zone changes coming for local parishes
By Jeremy Alford, The Daily Comet. May 18, 2012.
“BATON ROUGE (La.) — The Legislature is nearly finished with a bill that will add more of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes to the state’s official coastal zone…” (Read more)

Franklin county commissioners urge congress to support the RESTORE Act
Oyster Radio News (Eastpoint, FLa.). May 18, 2012.
“Franklin County Commissioners are putting the pressure on our state representative to get behind the RESTORE Act which could put millions of dollars into Franklin county…” (Read more)

The Gulf of Mexico Two Years After the BP Disaster
Health News Digest. May 19, 2012.
“The Gulf of Mexico may be open for business and eager to attract tourists, but it’s still unclear whether or not marine and coastal ecosystems there are healthy two years after BP’s offshore drilling rig exploded 40 miles off the Louisiana coast, eventually releasing 205.8 million gallons of oil into the water column…” (Read more)

Learn about the environment at summer wetlands camp
By Nikki Buskey, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). May 19, 2012.
“There’s still time to enroll your kids in a summer camp that will teach them about the local environment and issues facing our coastal wetlands…” (Read more)