Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Jan. 9, 2014
Intensive review begins of Louisiana’s plans to rebuild ravaged coastal wetlands
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 8, 2014.
“…Urging more speed in getting the first diversion built was Jim Tripp, senior counsel for the Environmental Defense Fund, who has been following Louisiana’s coastal erosion problems for 40 years…” (read more)
BP hasn’t lived up to its commitment following spill
Letter to the Editor, Cheri Foytlin, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 8, 2014.
“Re: “BP has honored its commitment, spokesman says,” Your Opinions, Jan. 1. The recent letter to the editor claiming BP has lived up to its word and honored its commitment to the Gulf Coast is at best a desperate PR move and moreover simply untrue…” (read more)
Freeh asks judge to rescind oil spill award
By Associated Press. Jan. 8, 2014.
“A former FBI director investigating alleged misconduct inside the settlement program for compensating victims of BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill…” (read more)
Opponents of delaying flood insurance premium increases find solace in new CBO report
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 7, 2014.
“A coalition led by insurance companies says a new Congressional Budget Office study projecting a $2.1 billion loss over 10 years if Congress passes legislation delaying flood insurance rate increases should cause members to vote no…” (read more)