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Bobby Jindal weighs in on imminent flood insurance rate hikes

September 25, 2013

As the fight wages in Washington over imminent federal flood insurance rate hikes, Gov. Bobby Jindal has thrown his support behind efforts by Louisiana's congressional delegation to slow or delay the changes.

Coalition opposes delaying flood insurance revamp

September 25, 2013

While the Louisiana congressional delegation pushed to delay flood insurance changes that would increase rates, a coalition of free-market think tanks and climatologists lobbied Tuesday to keep “true cost” premium increases in place.

Coastal Wetland Act still vital

September 24, 2013

The Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection and Restoration Act, passed by Congress in 1990, created a lot of firsts for Louisiana.

Decades needed for recovery of tiny life on Gulf seabed after BP oil spill, new study says

September 24, 2013

The damage from oil during the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster to communities of tiny organisms living in and on the soft sediment on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico surrounding BP's Macondo well will take decades to repair, according…

Senator pushes again to win federal approval for local levee project

September 24, 2013

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., continues to pressure the U.S. House of Representatives to include the $10.3 billion Morganza-to-the-Gulf federal levee system project in its version of the water resources bill.

Vacherie area swamps to help with sewage treatment

September 24, 2013

St. James Parish government has agreed to make the final land purchase below south Vacherie for a regional sewer system relying on Louisiana swamp lands to do part of the water cleansing work.

FEMA or Congress, somebody do something about flood insurance rates: Editorial

September 22, 2013

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate told a Senate committee Wednesday that massive increases in flood insurance rates are unfair to middle class and low-income homeowners. But he said he doesn't have a way to stop the increases under the Biggert-Waters Flood…

Parish President Pat Brister shares details on flood protection, insurance rates, and area construction

September 21, 2013

Shoreline residents packed the Tammany Yacht Club on Sept. 10 to hear Parish President Pat Brister address the Eden Isles Homeowners Association meeting. Brister addressed concerns including flood protection, insurance rates, and area construction projects.

Corps of Engineers will armor more levees with fabric mat, grass combo

September 20, 2013

The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to use a combination of fabric mats and grass to armor most earthen hurricane levees on both sides of the river, a senior corps official confirmed Thursday, but exactly which levees will get…