Latest news: October 4, 2011

House needs to get together on oil spill money (editorial)

By Press-Register Editorial Board (Mobile, Al.). October 4, 2011.

“UNLESS CONGRESS agrees on a bill to send oil spill fines to states bordering the Gulf of Mexico, the region may not see a penny of the $5.4 billion to $21.1 billion charged to liable companies under the Clean Water Act…”

Environmental groups: Oil spill’s effects persist

By George Altman, Press-Register (Mobile, Al.). October 4, 2011.

“A coalition of Gulf Coast environmental groups said in a report released today that last year’s oil spill is still a “developing disaster,” as they called for government officials to reinstate a moratorium on new deepwater drilling and rethink claims that Gulf of Mexico seafood is safe to eat…”

What must be done and how?

By David Plater, Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). October 4, 2011.

“I am responding to a recent editorial urging action on coastal restoration. Everyone will agree that preserving and restoring land in coastal regions is needed. The rub is just how and where, and then, who will pay…”

Benoit VOWs to keep our voice heard

By the Tri-Parish Times (Terrebonne, Lafourche & St. Mary Parishes, La.). October 4, 2011.

“Local musician Tab Benoit loves the Tri-parish area. He’s tired of seeing its land melt away under the undertow of coastal erosion…”