Mississippi River Delta News: Feb. 7, 2014

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joins Mayor Mitch Landrieu in dedicating rain garden, discussing climate change
By Mark Schlefistein, The Times-Picayune. Feb. 6, 2014.
“Braving near-freezing temperatures and a smattering of sleet, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu unveiled a new rain garden Thursday…” (read more)

Shortlist revealed in Lower Mississippi River Delta rebuild contest
By Greg Pitcher, Architect’s Journal. Feb. 3, 2014.
“OMA, West 8 and Colectivo are among the European practices on the shortlist for a competition to rebuild the Lower Mississippi River Delta in America’s Deep South…” (read more)

Coastal restoration suit still on table
By Linda Edwards, The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, La.). Feb. 6, 2014.
“John Barry, a former Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority vice president, is a driving force behind a lawsuit filed in July against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies…” (read more)

State Democratic Party will vote on whether to support east bank levee suit against oil and gas industry
By Lauren McGaughy, The Times-Picayune. Feb. 6, 2014.
“Louisiana’s Democrats should come out as a group in favor of the east bank levee authority’s lawsuit against the oil and gas industry, according to utilities regulator Foster Campbell and author John Barry…” (read more)

Study: Green Advertising Helped BP Recover from the Deepwater Horizon Spill
By Walter Frick, Harvard Business Review. Feb. 5, 2014.
“Greenwashing works — that’s one interpretation of a recent working paper from the National Bureau of Research examining the impact of advertising on oil company BP…” (read more)

From Alaska to Florida, 21 attorneys general join fight to halt Chesapeake Bay cleanup
By Darryl Fears, The Washington Post. Feb. 5, 2014.
“Attorneys general in 21 states are backing an attempt to derail the Obama administration’sChesapeake Bay cleanup plan, fearing that the government will use that authority to regulate wastewater in other watersheds, including the Mississippi River Basin…” (read more)