Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Feb. 12, 2015

02.12.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Louisiana coast authority recommends spending $32 million of oil spill fine money on Houma lock, Calcasieu River salinity control projects
By Mark Schleifstein, Times-Picayune. Feb. 11, 2015
“The project is aimed at restoring historic salinity levels in the basin and will be designed to save more than 3,400 acres of marsh from degradation over 50 years.” (Read More)
Jefferson Parish Council calls for study of Plaquemines coal terminal
By Adriane Quinlan, Times-Picayune. Feb. 11, 2015
“Environment advocates say it would harm a continuing coastal restoration project, the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion, as well as residents who live near rail lines in West Jefferson.” (Read More)
Ed Schultz Exposes BP’s Toxic Impact on Gulf Coast Residents
By Farron Cousins, Ring of Fire. Feb. 11, 2015
“Residents along the Gulf Coast are approaching an unpleasant anniversary – The 5-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oilrig disaster and spill. Soon after that April anniversary, we’ll hit another 5-year reminder of the day that almost all of mainstream media hosts stopped paying attention to the destruction that BP caused to the Gulf Coast.” (Read More)