Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Nov. 25, 2013
Lost bayou recreated in one of largest floodplain projects
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La). Nov. 24, 2013.
“Until recently, Mollicy Bayou was no more than a memory of a waterway on old aerial photos, winding its way through a portion of the Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge in Morehouse Parish…” (read more)
Congress considers changing snapper management law
By Kelly Connelly, The Houma Courier (Houma, La.). Nov. 23, 2013.
“An organization that spans the five Gulf states and advocates for more flexible red snapper quotas is supporting federal legislation that would renew a controversial law that regulates management of the fishery. Congress is in the process of renewing the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which touches many aspects of fishing across the nation, including management of red snapper fisheries…” (read more)
La. lawsuits may portend shifting political tide
By Kevin McGill, Associated Press. Nov. 23, 2013.
“When a south Louisiana flood control board filed a lawsuit last summer against nearly 100 oil and gas companies over the loss of coastal wetlands, it was treated as a political pariah for attacking an important Louisiana industry…” (read more)
Hogs damaging levees in Jefferson Parish
By Associated Press. Nov. 24, 2013.
“Feral hogs are rooting up levees on Jefferson Parish’s west bank, causing damage that could pose a threat to flood protection, officials say…” (read more)
BP declares total war on trial judge in Gulf spill case
By Paul M. Barrett, Bloomberg Businessweek. Nov. 22, 2013.
“BP has escalated an extraordinary courtroom attack on the federal judge in New Orleans presiding over the multibillion-dollar litigation concerning the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The assault on U.S District Judge Carl Barbier concerns one particular battle in a larger legal war, and the oil company’s aggressive strategy could come back haunt it on other fronts…” (read more)
BP’s settlement appeals are ‘hitches’ in quickly moving, complex case, expert says
By Amanda Roberts, Legal Newsline. Nov. 22, 2013.
“Edward Sherman, a professor at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, contends that when it comes to the settlement in the BP oil spill litigation, the legal community remains divided on whether BP should pursue its fight over the payment of business economic loss claims…” (read more)