Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 23, 2014

05.23.2014 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Louisiana’s Coastal Trust Fund should be for restoration only: G. Ben Johnson and Todd P. Murphy
Op-ed by G. Ben Johnson and Todd P. Murphy. March 23, 2014.
“A healthy coast. It drives our economy. It protects our communities. It defines our culture. Recently, the Louisiana House of Representatives showed its support for the coast when they unanimously passed House Bill 490….” (read more)

Morganza to the Gulf wins congressional authorization, but where will the $10.3 billion come from?
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. May 22, 2014.
“The $8.2 billion water resources (WRDA) bill, given final congressional approval Thursday, authorizes the long-stalled Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection project for the third time…” (read more)

Residents pack meeting to oppose corps proposal
By Jacob Batte, The Houma Courier. May 22, 2014.
“Lafourche Parish officials plan to fight a proposal that could cause dozens of Raceland landowners to lose their property…” (read more)

Corps proposal to use Lafourche farmland to mitigate West Bank levee environmental damage draws fire from residents, Daily Comet says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. May 22, 2014.
“Raceland residents on Wednesday night (May 21) opposed a proposal by the Army Corps of Engineers to turn Lafourche Parish farmland…” (read more)

Towing industry requests study of pipeline hazards
By Xerxes Wilson, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). May 22, 2014.
“Inland towboat operators are asking state regulators to thoroughly map subsurface oil and gas pipelines fearing an ever-eroding coastline…” (read more)

Study: Mississippi River Overwhelmed by Agricultural Chemicals
By Greg Flakus, Voice of America. May 22, 2014.
“Every spring a so-called “dead zone” develops in the Gulf of Mexico near the mouth of the Mississippi River…” (read more)