Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 30, 2013
Gulf Coast States Get Creative With BP Oil Spill Money
By Debbie Elliot, NPR All Things Considered. May 28, 2013.
“Gulf Coast states are lining up to spend $1 billion from BP on coastal restoration. The money is part of BP’s legal responsibility to restore the Gulf of Mexico’s natural resources in the aftermath of the worst oil disaster in U.S. history…” (Read more)
Ducks Unlimited project will increase freshwater flow near Terrebonne’s Liner’s Canal
The Times-Picayune. May 29, 2013.
“Ducks Unlimited and partners recently received a North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant for coastal marsh restoration efforts in Louisiana. The nearly $1 million grant will be combined with partner contributions of more than $2 million to improve more than 16,000 acres of coastal wetlands, including a long-awaited project on Liner’s Canal in Terrebonne Parish…” (Read more)
Fish kill costs paper mill owner $3.3 million in fines
By Sarah Pagones, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). May 29, 2013.
“Temple Inland, which caused a major fish kill on the Pearl River in 2011 when it released pollutants from its Bogalusa paper mill, was ordered Wednesday to pay $3.3 million in criminal penalties, according to U.S. Attorney Dana Boente…” (Read more)