Gulf sponsors want Congress to pass the RESTORE Act soon
By Susan Buchanan, The Louisiana Weekly. February, 14, 2012.
"Congressional delegates from Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states hope the bipartisan RESTORE Act will be passed soon and before a possible BP settlement with the federal government so that BP fines go to coastal states and not Washington’s coffers…"
The Water Institute of the Gulf formed to coordinate research on restoring Louisiana coast
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. February 14, 2012.
"A new nonprofit science institute that will become the research arm of the state’s coastal-restoration program kicked off operations Tuesday with the appointment of a former director of the U.S. Geological Survey as its president and chief executive…"