Latest news: November 16, 2011
By Bob Marshall, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). November 15, 2011.
“They say there’s truth in numbers. Let’s start with these: 2.7 billion — That’s how much energy industries spent gaining access to Congress since 1998, according to the authoritative Web site OpenSecrets.org. 40,000 — That’s how much the Outdoor Industry Association says its political action committee has raised…”
By Harry R. Weber, Associated Press. November 15, 2011.
“NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP has lost two big rulings in its fight to shield itself from potentially having to pay billions of dollars more in damages related to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, though the company was able to limit some of its future exposure…”
By Mike Nixon, Tri-Parish Times (Houma, La.). November 16, 2011.
“Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet said there are too many different projects in the works to point out a specific accomplishment during the past year. Progress in Terrebonne, he said, is reflective of public involvement. Roads and levees and quality of life venues such as a skate park and field of dreams sports complex are among the highlights…”
By Eric Besson, Tri-Parish Times (Houma, La.). November 16, 2011.
“More than $11 million in state and local funds have been designated for two flood protection projects impacting Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes, Gov. Bobby Jindal told gathered dignitaries and media in Raceland last week…”
By David Hammer, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). November 15, 2011.
“As their $750 million home-elevation program took off this year, Louisiana officials joined with churches and other nonprofits to run information sessions to help homeowners through the maze of getting a grant and finding a qualified contractor. But the event at a church in eastern New Orleans on June 25 was different…”