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Coastal Master Plan News ItemsNew laws from 2018 Louisiana Legislative Session - WWLTV.com5/24/2018 5:50:40 AM
WWLTV.com New laws from 2018 Louisiana Legislative Session WWLTV.com ACT 244 – SB 432 Requires the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board to develop a coastal master plan , at a minimum every six years. ACT 245 – SB 456 Amends the definition of operations in the Louisiana Oil Well Lien Act. ACT 246 – SB 472 ...
EPA Grant to Help Restore Louisiana Coastal Habitat - Dredging Today5/24/2018 2:53:37 AM
Dredging Today EPA Grant to Help Restore Louisiana Coastal Habitat Dredging Today “This is a welcome investment, which follows recent news from the Department of the Interior that GOMESA revenue-sharing provisions will return $82 million to Louisiana . These resources will go a long way in implementing the Coastal Master Plan and ... and more »
Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation Announces Unaudited Results for the First Quarter of 2018 and Provides Update - Business Wire (press release)5/11/2018 4:05:35 PM
Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation Announces Unaudited Results for the First Quarter of 2018 and Provides Update Business Wire (press release) In an effort to protect and sustain the Company's fee lands in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana and in response to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) 2017 Coastal Master Plan (CMP 2017), the Company has commenced the ...
Louisiana Legislature Unanimously Approves Plan Funding Coastal Restoration and Protection - Environmental Defense Fund5/11/2018 2:52:59 PM
NOLA.com Louisiana Legislature Unanimously Approves Plan Funding Coastal Restoration and Protection Environmental Defense Fund This plan is the annual funding vehicle that supports the implementation of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan , the 50-year vision for priority coastal restoration and risk-reduction projects to restore and protect Louisiana's coast. National and local ... Louisiana Senate approves $566 million annual plan for coastal restoration, hurricane protection NOLA.com Louisiana Senate approves fiscal plan for coastal restoration FOX 8 News WVUE-TV all 4 news articles »
Too Late for Louisiana? - WWL First News5/1/2018 1:59:43 PM
Too Late for Louisiana ? WWL First News Has Louisiana already reached the tipping point in coastal restoration? A new report by Tulane University concludes that Louisiana can't build land fast enough to keep up with the rapidly disappearing wetlands. The $50 billion dollar Coastal Master ... and more »
Mississippi River Delta Needs Diversions More Than Ever, Study Says - Dredging Today4/30/2018 6:07:30 AM
Dredging Today Mississippi River Delta Needs Diversions More Than Ever, Study Says Dredging Today A viable future for coastal Louisiana means a smaller delta, and using sediment diversions to strategically build and maintain land can make that smaller delta more sustainable,” said Natalie Peyronnin, Director of Science Policy, Mississippi River ...
Louisiana confronts climate threats - NEWS.com.au4/29/2018 10:23:16 PM
Louisiana confronts climate threats NEWS.com.au "After Hurricane Katrina, people started to get really serious about coastal issues," said Denise Reed, research professor at the University of New Orleans and a key technical advisor on the state-led Coastal Master Plan . The first such master plan was ...
Louisiana needs Republicans to be pro-environment | Opinion - NOLA.com4/29/2018 9:14:14 AM
NOLA.com Louisiana needs Republicans to be pro-environment | Opinion NOLA.com But with this state destined to remain deeply Red for decades, the survival of many Bayou State communities between Baton Rouge and the Gulf depends not on our 50-year, $92 billion coastal master plan , but on how the Republicans we send to Congress ...
Louisiana's coast can't be rebuilt fast enough, 'difficult choices' loom, Tulane study says - The Advocate4/12/2018 9:00:44 AM
The Advocate Louisiana's coast can't be rebuilt fast enough, 'difficult choices' loom, Tulane study says The Advocate The study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, has dire implications for the latest version of the state's Coastal Master Plan , a $50 billion blueprint designed to save as much of the coast as possible. The authors of the study agree ... and more »
Buyout program, new policies possible for Louisiana's coastal area residents to combat erosion, sea-level rise - The Advocate2/19/2018 12:12:10 AM
The Advocate Buyout program, new policies possible for Louisiana's coastal area residents to combat erosion, sea-level rise The Advocate Those predictions come from the latest version of the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan , a blueprint to rebuild the coast and protect some of what's left. The 50-year, $50 billion Master Plan relies largely on pipelines, massive river diversions, levees ...
Groundwater News ItemsNew laws from 2018 Louisiana Legislative Session - WWLTV.com5/24/2018 5:50:40 AM
WWLTV.com New laws from 2018 Louisiana Legislative Session WWLTV.com ACT 230 – SB 88 Designates Louisiana Highway 352 in St. Martin Parish as the "Pat Huval Memorial Highway" and the Old Abbeville Bridge crossing, the Vermilion River on Louisiana Highway 14 East (Port Street) in Abbeville as the "Vermilion Parish ...
Fourth Circuit Extends CWA Liability to Cover a Wholly Past Pipeline Spill - Lexology5/24/2018 4:46:38 AM
Fourth Circuit Extends CWA Liability to Cover a Wholly Past Pipeline Spill Lexology In December 2014, the Plantation Pipe Line—a 3,100-mile pipeline network running from Louisiana to Washington, DC—began to leak in Anderson County, South Carolina, and discharged gasoline and petroleum products below ground into the soil. The leak ...
Who would risk people's lives so businesses can make a few extra dollars? | Opinion - NOLA.com5/20/2018 10:10:44 AM
NOLA.com Who would risk people's lives so businesses can make a few extra dollars? | Opinion NOLA.com The answers: Steve Scalise, Garret Graves, Clay Higgins, Mike Johnson, Ralph Abraham, John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy -- Louisiana's entire GOP congressional delegation. That's the message from their ... Reducing or ending wetland and tributary ...
Proposed sand mine raises alarm among Jefferson County residents - STLtoday.com5/19/2018 1:15:29 PM
STLtoday.com Proposed sand mine raises alarm among Jefferson County residents STLtoday.com “Our family is the second owner since the Louisiana Purchase,” Enloe says proudly. She and her ... 1, the water — depleting the aquifer,” says Ruth Beardslee, a retired teacher who lives nearby, expressing concern about a strain on groundwater . “Mines ...
Can the San Francisco Bay Be Saved From the Sea? - The Atlantic5/17/2018 8:01:36 AM
The Atlantic Can the San Francisco Bay Be Saved From the Sea? The Atlantic Bourgeois was born, raised, and educated in Lafayette, Louisiana , a place where wetlands define daily life, even as they disintegrate. “I used to have to drive two hours to get to the boat launch, then motor the boat an hour and a half just to arrive ... and more »
Your Views Saturday, May 12 - NewsOK.com5/15/2018 8:18:50 AM
Your Views Saturday, May 12 NewsOK.com Today's headline is just the latest verification, one of many I've witnessed over the years: Now I know where those Louisiana politicians came to get their training. Of course these guys and gals don't want this idea of ... After living in the Bridge ...
New UL-Lafayette initiative to help with regional flood control efforts in Acadiana - The Advocate5/13/2018 3:02:58 AM
The Advocate New UL-Lafayette initiative to help with regional flood control efforts in Acadiana The Advocate Another project aims to test if the abundance of rain and surface water in south Louisiana can be used to replenish the Chicot Aquifer, which is the primary source of groundwater for the region. Beyond drinking water, the aquifer also supplies ...
Point: Want Less Ocean Plastic Pollution? Make Less Plastic - InsideSources5/5/2018 4:36:11 PM
InsideSources Point: Want Less Ocean Plastic Pollution? Make Less Plastic InsideSources Unfortunately the United States is moving in the opposite direction, with a building boom of ethane cracker plants, most of them in Texas and Louisiana . Yet even in conservative, pro-oil Texas, people are alarmed by a proposal to build the world's ...
Caddo groundwater supply is OK, but not assured - Shreveport Times12/4/2017 4:36:37 PM
Shreveport Times Caddo groundwater supply is OK, but not assured Shreveport Times 28 status update from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources reported that water levels in the two Caddo Parish areas still under emergency orders appeared to be "adequate." But it also noted that Caddo Parish wells "tend to take longer to recharge.
Deadline nears for report on how groundwater commission is addressing threat to Baton Rouge's aquifer - The Advocate9/19/2017 7:22:20 PM
Deadline nears for report on how groundwater commission is addressing threat to Baton Rouge's aquifer The Advocate Marcelle and the Louisiana Office of Conservation have drawn up a 27-item checklist of documents, reports and statistics they want to see in the report. Some issues are straightforward — names of board members, copies of agendas, groundwater use fees. and more »
Surface Water Quality News ItemsAsk The Advocate: Questions on litter concerns and drainage study - The Advocate1/14/2018 3:37:23 PM
The Advocate Ask The Advocate: Questions on litter concerns and drainage study The Advocate Brendan Rush, a DOTD spokesman, says litter is, unfortunately, a constant problem in Louisiana . ... This Master Plan will determine modifications necessary to address the future needs for surface water quality and storm events for the next 20 years.
Fast track to meaningful clean water effort? Don't bet on it - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines (blog)12/10/2017 8:20:01 AM
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines (blog) Fast track to meaningful clean water effort? Don't bet on it The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines (blog) Maybe you heard Thomas Olander, a third-generation Louisiana shrimper, being interviewed recently on Iowa Public Radio's “River to River” program. Folks such as Olander are .... Slowing down and soaking up rushing runoff mitigates flooding, protects ...
Water Conservation News ItemsBrian Evans, 48, Versailles - Country 103.9 WRBI5/23/2018 5:26:22 PM
Brian Evans, 48, Versailles Country 103.9 WRBI Other survivors include two daughters Elizabeth and Rachel both at home; two brothers Mark (Laura) Evans of Baton Rouge, Louisiana , and Jeff (Christy) Evans of Dillsboro; his father and mother-in-law Jim and Donetta Benham of Benham. He was preceded in ...
Revegetation project underway on the coast - KPLC-TV5/23/2018 4:17:08 AM
Revegetation project underway on the coast KPLC-TV That's why the Gulf Coast Soil and Water Conservation District is leading a revegetation program on Holly Beach this week. With the help of volunteers, they are planting thousands of plants along the Louisiana coastline all in an effort to make the ...
BSEE proposes revisions to Well Control Rule - TecheToday.com5/16/2018 10:47:26 AM
TecheToday.com BSEE proposes revisions to Well Control Rule TecheToday.com What happened on the Deepwater Horizon and to the Macondo well greatly harmed my home state of Louisiana , claimed the lives of 11 offshore workers and caused sustained, lifelong injuries that continue to impact others who were aboard that day, and will ... and more »
New Mexico gains 6 rigs as US rig count rises to 1032 - The Killeen Daily Herald5/4/2018 1:53:15 PM
New Mexico gains 6 rigs as US rig count rises to 1032 The Killeen Daily Herald Alaska, Louisiana and North Dakota added one apiece. advertisement. Colorado declined by one. Arkansas, California .... Conservation Plan starts Tuesday in Killeen. Apr 27, 2018. Beginning Tuesday, Killeen's Water Conservation Plan will go into effect.
NEWS BRIEFS: Local man honored for disaster relief work - Chillicothe Gazette4/27/2018 2:22:10 PM
Chillicothe Gazette NEWS BRIEFS: Local man honored for disaster relief work Chillicothe Gazette For the past five years, Doss has volunteered with the Southern Baptist Convention's Disaster Relief Team, traveling with relief crews to Louisiana after Hurricane Isaac, New York after hurricane Sandy and to Colorado after wildfires and mudslides. “I ...
States get $188 million as GOMESA revenue-sharing enters 2nd phase - Oil & Gas Journal4/27/2018 1:37:34 PM
States get $188 million as GOMESA revenue-sharing enters 2nd phase Oil & Gas Journal The US Department of the Interior will distribute almost $188 million of federal offshore oil and gas revenue shares to Alabama, Louisiana , Mississippi, and Texas as disbursements authorized under the 2006 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA ... and more »
Revenues to fund conservation and storm prep - Newton County Times4/26/2018 3:21:43 PM
Revenues to fund conservation and storm prep Newton County Times WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the Department will disburse almost $188 million to the four Gulf oil and gas producing states – Alabama, Louisiana , Mississippi and Texas, and their coastal political subdivisions ... and more »