Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Feb. 27, 2014

Live chat Thursday: What should be done to rebuild the Louisiana coast?
By Steve Myers, The Lens. Feb. 26, 2014.
“This week, The Lens published columns with opposing views about how to rebuild the sinking Louisiana coast…” (read more)

Panel provides guidance to state in water diversion projects
By Amy Wold, Feb. 27, 2014.
“An expert panel on diversions gave their first set of recommendations to the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Wednesday…” (read more)

80 percent of oil removed from Gulf after 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill (+video)
By WAFB TV (Baton Rouge, La.). Feb. 26, 2014.
“…”We’ve had discussions with BP and the Coast Guard about what we want and need. We’ve made requests but have not received anything,” said Alyson Graugnard, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.” (read more)

Study: Huge wind turbine farm could cut hurricane wind and storm surge damage
By Carol Christian, Feb. 26, 2014.
“Research from Stanford University in California holds out hope for hurricane protection that’s better and cheaper than a seawall…” (read more)

Overhaul Of A FEMA Program Has Homeowners Calling Congress (+audio)
By Ailsa Change, NPR. Feb. 27, 2014.
“The House is expected to vote as early as next week to partially repeal a law that passed less than two years ago…” (read more)

Former BP executive’s oil spill trial delayed; accused of lying to Congress in 2010
By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press. Feb. 26, 2014.
“A federal judge has indefinitely delayed the trial of a former BP executive accused of lying…” (read more)