Latest news: September 14, 2011

Plans firming up for water institute

By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). September 14,2011.

“A list of board members for a new “water institute” in Louisiana targeting coastal research and restoration could be available within the next month and the search process for an executive director will begin soon, officials involved with the project said Tuesday…”

Coast Guard Responds to Reports of Crude Oil in Bayou Dupont

By Kate Durio, KATC News (Lafayette, La.). September 14, 2011.

“The Coast Guard continues the response to a report of a crude oil discharge in Bayou Dupont and north Barataria Bay, Tuesday…”

US gov’t prepares to release BP oil spill report

By Harry R. Weber and Dina Cappiello, Associated Press. September 14, 2011.

“A key federal report into what caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history was being readied for release as early as Wednesday amid revelations that BP made critical mistakes on the well and failed to tell its partners and the U.S. government when it realized it…”

Upgrades made a difference

Editorial staff, Daily Comet (Lafourche, La.). September 14, 2011.

“The good news from our recent run-in with Tropical Storm Lee was that the winds and rains were not nearly as bad as they could have been. The even better news is that the storm served as a sort of practice for the next one that does threaten us…”