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Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Jerome Zeringue on status of BP oil spill clean-up

April 16, 2014

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Jerome Zeringue discusses the state's concerns about the Coast Guard decision to transition to a more directed response to remaining oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Coast Guard Capt. Thomas Sparks says BP oil spill clean-up will continue

April 16, 2014

Coast Guard Capt. Thomas Sparks, Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, explains how clean-up operations will continue, now that initial efforts have ended.

High river prompts Corps of Engineers to activate levee inspection program

April 16, 2014

A rising Mississippi River, which reached 11.62 feet above sea level at the Carrollton Gage in New Orleans on Wednesday, has prompted the Army Corps of Engineers to activate its levee inspection program and other "flood fighting" strategies, corps officials…

Land acquired for Comite River canal project

April 16, 2014

A 66-acre tract along U.S. 61 has been acquired for the long-awaited Comite River Diversion Canal project.

Louisiana House committee approves $725 million budget for 2015 coastal plan, over protests from St. Bernard, Plaquemines

April 15, 2014

A Louisiana legislative committee Monday approved $725 million for a fiscal year 2015 coastal plan that includes $477 million for constructions of levees and coastal restoration projects. The vote came over the objections of officials and fishing community representatives from…

The Economic Case for Restoring Coastal Ecosystems

April 9, 2014

As America’s coastal cities expanded throughout the 19th century, the wetlands were often considered a nuisance that stood in the way of progress and development. Marshy areas seemed little more than endless founts of pesky insects or quagmires blocking access…

Health of Gulf species suggests problems, raises questions almost four years after BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, report says

April 8, 2014

The health of bottlenose dolphins, predators at the top of the food chain in the Gulf of Mexico, could indicate problems in the ecosystem as a whole nearly four years after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to…

Terrebonne considers regulating pit digging

April 8, 2014

HOUMA, La. (AP) — The Terrebonne Parish Council will consider an ordinance that would regulate development in the path of planned levees.

Architects chosen for downtown Water Campus

April 7, 2014

Coleman Partners in Baton Rouge and global architecture firm Perkins+Will have been chosen to design the first building on the new Water Campus between downtown and LSU.

Money an issue as Comite project drags on for decades

April 7, 2014

In March 2003, then-U.S. Rep. Richard Baker was watching the ceremonial start of a public works project he’d been doggedly pushing for years — the Comite River Diversion Canal.

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