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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Highlights from our expert panel on how to pay for coastal restoration
By Steve Myers, The Lens. Aug. 21, 2014.
“About 130 people attended our Coastal Conservation Conversation event Wednesday night to hear experts…” (read more)

Plaquemines' $50 million, 7.8-mile long, forested ridge project to go to bid in September
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 20, 2014.
“Plaquemines Parish will accept bids in September for a proposed $50 million, 7.8-mile forested ridge…” (read more)

Feds ordered to pay nearly $1 million in BP oil spill trial costs
By Jennifer Larino, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 21, 2014.
“The federal government must help pay nearly $1 million in court costs related to the ongoing civil trial…” (read more)

The BP oil spill comes to movie theaters
By Steve Zeitchik, The LA Times. Aug. 20, 2014.
“Working-class heroes and a five-year gestation period are among the axioms for making a fact-based movie…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 21, 2014

August 21, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Live video Wednesday: Expert panel discusses how to pay for massive coastal restoration effort
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. Aug. 20, 2014.
“Wednesday morning, the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy released…” (read more)

Jefferson Parish mitigation plan to identify rising seas as a hazard for the first time (+video)
By Ben Myers, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 19, 2014.
“Jefferson Parish is revising its hazard mitigation plan…” (read more)

BTEF awarded grant from GNOF
By The Donaldson Chief. Aug. 20, 2014.
“The Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Foundation (BTEF) was awarded a $23,000 grant…” (read more)

Youth Wetlands Summit Aug. 22-23 in Houma
By KATC. Aug. 20, 2014.
“The Wetlands Discovery Center will host the 2014 Wetlands Youth Summit Aug. 22-23…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Plaquemines Parish looks to change coastal plan
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Aug. 20, 2014.
“The barrier islands protect the marsh, and the marsh protects the levee. It’s that simple…” (read more)

Wetlands Youth Summit will be held this weekend
By The Houma Courier. Aug. 19, 2014.
“The South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center will host a two-day…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 19, 2014

August 19, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Are the Gulf Coast wetlands drying up?
By Casey Toner, AL.com. Aug. 18, 2014.
“The Gulf Coast wetlands have not fared well going on two decades…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 18, 2014

August 18, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Researchers study extent of feral hog damage in Louisiana
By Courtney Collins, KNOE (Baton Rouge, La.). Aug. 15, 2014.
“LSU AgCenter researchers are in the process of conducting two surveys…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 15, 2014

August 15, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Coastal Rundown: Dr. John Lopez, Mr. Charlie And New Orleans To Venice
By Laine Kaplan-Levenson, WWNO. Aug. 14, 2014.
“Dr. Lopez is a coastal scientist and the Director of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s…” (read more)

$800M pledged for Gulf Coast restoration fund
By Lance Traweek, American Press. Aug. 14, 2014.
“The Department of Treasury has completed a final rule under legislation that will free funding…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Louisiana and 20 coastal parishes to share 20 percent of initial Restore Act money
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 13, 2014.
“Louisiana and 20 coastal parishes will share 20 percent of the the first two baskets…” (read more)

Treasury Issues RESTORE Act Rule to Help Aid Recovering of Gulf Coast Communities
By The National Journal. Aug. 13, 2014.
“To help further the recovery of communities affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill…” (read more)

Treasury takes step toward oil spill trust fund for allocating RESTORE Act funds
The Associated Press. Aug. 14, 2014.
“The U.S. Treasury Department has set out 97 pages of rules for investing and allocating money…” (read more)

New Rule – Major Step Forward for Louisiana Recovery, Says Senator
By Dredging Today. Aug. 14, 2014.
“Vitter has been urging the Obama Administration to move forward with the RESTORE Act…” (read more)

Treasury Department releases interim final ruling for RESTORE Act funds
By Laurie Wiegler, Examiner. Aug. 13, 2014.
“Today, the U.S. Treasury Department released an interim final ruling…” (read more)

Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since spill
By Stacey Plaisance and Janet McConnaughey, The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.). Aug. 14, 2014.
“Fisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed…” (read more)

Gulf oysters still far below levels before BP spill
By Timothy Cama, The Hill. Aug. 12, 2014.
“Oyster harvests in some parts of the Gulf of Mexico are at about a third…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 13, 2014

August 13, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Terrebonne Parish pitching several versions of billion-dollar sediment project
By Xerxes Wilson, Louisiana Sportsman. Aug. 12, 2014.
“Terrebonne Parish is ready to pitch a billion-dollar sediment pipeline concept for inclusion…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 12, 2014

August 12, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Follow Along With The Coastal Desk's 'Vanishing Coast' Tour Of Chauvin
By Laine Kaplan-Levenson & Jesse Hardman, WWNO. Aug. 11, 2014.
“WWNO’s Coastal Desk is heading to Chauvin, Louisiana to visit some sites that are in danger…” (read more)

Gulf oyster harvest way down since oil spill; fishermen blame BP, company cites other factors
By Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press. Aug. 12, 2014.
“Fisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed in Lake Machias…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Aug. 11, 2014

August 11, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Terrebonne pitching versions of billion-dollar sediment project
By Xerxes Wilson, The Daily Comet. Aug. 9, 2014.
“Terrebonne parish is ready to pitch a billion dollar sediment concept for inclusion…” (read more)

Use RESTORE Act to create healthy ecosystem and economy
By Johnny Marquez, The Sun Herald (Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.). Aug 9, 2014.
“The summer is the height of recreational fishing season on the Mississippi Coast, and it's a good time…” (read more)

Northwest Florida, Gulf Counties Still Waiting On Funding Years After BP Oil Spill
By Lynn Hatter, WFSU (Tallahassee, Fla.). Aug. 8, 2014.
“Local officials in Florida’s panhandle are waiting on dollars expected years ago…” (read more)

Migratory bird program is popular with Louisiana farmers
By Amy Wold, Associated Press. Aug. 10, 2014.
“Four years ago, as oil continued to spew into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon disaster…” (read more)

Flesh Eating Bacteria, Renal Failure and the Long Term Effects of Oil Spills
By Lizabeth Paulat, Care2. Aug. 9, 2014.
“Although it happened four years ago, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is continuing…” (read more)

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