Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 7, 2015

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Chat with law experts at noon Tuesday about BP oil spill settlement
By Jennifer Larino, The Times-Picayune. July 6, 2015
Who will benefit more from the $18.7 billion Gulf of Mexico oil spill settlement: BP or the Gulf Coast? Chat at noon Tuesday (July 7) with law experts Ed Sherman and David A. Logan about the settlement, how and when the court will approve it, and which side could benefit more.(Read More)

Environmentalists welcome oil spill settlement
*features Simone Maloz, ROR & Fred Krupp, EDF
By Jacob Batte, Houma Courier. July 6, 2015
We are particularly heartened to see a significant commitment to restoring the Mississippi River Delta and its wetlands. Louisiana’s coast was ground zero for the oil disaster,” Krupp said. “This settlement recognizes the critical importance of that area to the nation and to the overall health of the entire Gulf ecosystem.(Read More)

Restoring LA’s coast likely to challenge next governor
WWL. July 6, 2015
Working to enact the coastal restoration master plan will be a major challenge in the coming years, even with the recently-announced settlement with BP. Four of the major gubernatorial candidates recently spoke about how they would meet that challenge, if elected.(Read More)

St. Tammany Parish accepts $16.8 million settlement with BP
By Robert Thoden, The Times-Picayune. July 7, 2015
St. Tammany Parish has agreed to accept a $16.8 million settlement from BP for the parish’s economic losses stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.The money will come in a lump sum, possibly as quickly as a month or so, Council Administrator Donald Henderson Jr. said. (Read More)

Water and subsidence: “You can’t manage what you don’t measure”
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. July 7, 2015
Perched on the edge of the Mississippi River delta in the heart of Hurricane Alley, New Orleans leaders believed for 300 years that the city’s safety lay in draining the soggy mud sponge it was built on. But as that sponge drained, it also shrank, steadily pulling most of the city below sea level, a process that continues today. The result has been increasing flood risk from rain and hurricanes, and billions in ongoing repairs to sunken homes and crumbling streets.(Read More)