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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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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Aug. 7, 2014

August 8, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

BP's cleanup promise broken; oil visible on beaches
Editorial by Pensacola News Journal. Aug. 8, 2014.
“A promise was broken. Maybe it's all BP's fault. Maybe the Coast Guard shares the blame…” (read more)

Oil spill fine money closer to reality
By Xerxes Wilson, The Houma Courier. Aug. 7, 2014.
“Sediment pipelines are among items on local officials' wish lists as another round…” (read more)

Corps awards $65M Plaquemines floodgate project
By Robin Shannon, New Orleans City Business. Aug 7, 2014.
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $65.8 million contract for construction…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Aug. 7, 2014

August 7, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Corps, Plaquemines Parish sign agreement to build wetlands in West Bay (+video)
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 6, 2014.
“Up to 600 acres of new wetlands and ridges will dot the edges of a West Bay area receiving sediment…” (read more)

Sen. Nelson Talks RESTORE Act Funds (+video)
By Morgan Kyrklund, WJHG (Panama City, Fla.). Aug. 6, 2014.
“Florida officials could as soon as Friday how they'll be able to use RESTORE Act money…” (read more)

National group examines New Orleans plans for managing and living with water
By Mark Waller, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 6, 2014.
“The National Association of Counties this month is highlighting plans for water management…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 6, 2014

August 6, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

River diversions at work in Wax Lake Delta
By Alex Galbraith, The Plaquemines Gazette. Aug. 5, 2014.
“At the southern end of the Wax Lake outlet, there sits a stretch of mud flat…” (read more)

It's the peak of hurricane season. Name an environmentally minded business that deserves news coverage
By Mark Waller, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 5, 2014.
“The peak of hurricane season is upon us. It evokes memories of history-making disasters…” (read more)

Coastal activist retires after 40 years
By Xerxes Wilson, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). Aug. 5, 2014.
“Kerry St. Pe retired this summer after leading the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Program for 17 years…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 5, 2014

August 5, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

John Snell reports: A Coast in crisis (+video)
By John Snell, WVUE (New Orleans, La.). Aug. 4, 2014.
“Each year, Louisiana loses 25-35 square miles of its coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey…” (read more)

Causes of fish skin lesions ruled out, except for BP oil spill, new study says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune.
“A team of scientists studying the cause of skin lesions found on fish…” (read more)

Where's the Money? RESTORE Act
By Debbie Williams, WKRG (Mobile, Ala.). Aug. 4, 2014.
“Remember the RESTORE Act? It was the much celebrated legislation…” (read more)

Reader: Work together on coastal restoration
By Brad Young (Miss. Wildlife Federation), The Clarion-Ledger. Aug. 4, 2014.
“Recently the Senate Commerce Committee met with the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council…” (read more)

Fresh water costing fishermen, but may benefit wetlands
By Rob Masson, WVUE (New Orleans, La.). Aug. 4, 2014.
“Some people say they're not catching nearly as much lately in their favorite fishing spots…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 4, 2014

August 4, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Oyster Shells Recycled
By Taylor Burley, New Orleans Magazine. Aug. 1, 2014.
“The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) recently implemented the state’s first formal…” (read more)

Oil spill monitors will stay on the job, state says (+video)
By Kimberly Blair, The Pensacola New Journal. Aug. 2, 2014.
“…tracking down more than 46,000 tar balls and 3,190 pounds of submerged tar mats that have been cleaned up…” (read more)

BP Oil Spill: Deepwater Horizon Toxins Consumed By Ocean Bacteria
By Kathleen Caulderwood, International Business Times. Aug. 1, 2014.
“In her research, Olivia Mason found that Colwellia were not consuming some of the most toxic chemicals…” (read more)

Kane: What Mississippi can learn from Louisiana (+video)
By Kevin Kane, The Clarion-Ledger. Aug. 1, 2014.
“Good planning efforts can ensure that the coming financial windfall is not wasted…” (read more)

Wave-control devices tested at Louisiana's Shark Island
By Amy Wold, Associated Press. Aug. 3, 2014.
“Shark Island in Iberia Parish is the testing ground for three unusual devices…” (read more)

Louisiana to reopen fishing waters closed after Gulf oil spill
By WWL Radio (New Orleans, La.). Aug. 3, 2014.
“State wildlife and fisheries regulators say they're reopening certain state…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Senators Landrieu, Rubio and Boxer rail against logjam in RESTORE spending
By Laurie Weigler, The Examiner. July 31, 2014.
“The problem is clear: money is being delayed in helping people of the Gulf, and concerned Senators…” (read more)

Slow release of oil spill funds frustrates Florida
By Ledyard King, The News-Press Washington bureau. July 31, 2014.
“The Obama administration isn't moving fast enough to release hundreds of millions of dollars…” (read more)

Local Photographer Captures Changing Louisiana Coast From A New Perspective (+audio)
By Jesse Hardman, WWNO. August 1, 2014.
“New Orleans native, and local fine arts photographer Michel Varisco developed a curiosity…” (read more)

 

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