Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 19, 2014

05.19.2014 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Letter: Bills would commit state to restoring vanishing coast
Letter to the Editor by Michelle Maloney, The Advocate. May 18, 2014.
“As Louisiana continues to address the ongoing land loss crisis in our coastal zone, the legislature is considering two bills, HB148 and HB490…” (read more)

The Gulf’s sinking stepping stone
By Kelly Connelly, Louisiana Sportsman. May 14, 2014.
“A few hours after the sun goes down, if you’re sitting on the dock stretching out into Bayou Lafourche outside of Lisa Cefalu’s camp in Leeville…” (read more)

Congress expected to approve Morganza levee project this month
By Xerxes Wilson, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). May 17, 2014.
“It was 2007 and champagne was popping as local officials welcomed the federal government’s backing of a robust flood
Protection…” (read more)

Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival highlights post-oil spill challenges (+video)
By Monica Hernandez, WWL TV. May 16, 2014.
“Whether you like it fried, boiled, or chargrilled, the seafood is served up fresh at the 10th annual Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival…” (read more)

HBO’s ‘Crude Awakening’ examines effects of BP oil spill cleanup (+video)
By David Lee Simmons, The Times-Picayune. May 18, 2014.
“While lots of attention has been focused recently on a “60 Minutes” report on BP’s claims of fraud in the settlement…” (read more)

Rocks removed from Lake Borgne storm surge barrier barge gate slab in advance of hurricane season
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. May 16, 2014.
“Divers on Monday removed numerous rocks from an underwater concrete slab on which a swinging barge gate in the Lake Borgne hurricane storm surge barrier…” (read more)