A city that prides itself on embracing contradiction is now waking up to this one: The levees and pumping stations it has spent nearly 300 years perfecting to guard against external threats have also been the catalysts allowing an unseen enemy below to savage its budgets and cloud its future.
Board members debate whether they'd owe about $1.7 million to attorneys if they quit now.
Despite giving the go-ahead in concept, Congress has not sent a penny to build 15 approved projects.
Advocates say this was the professional oversight the post-Katrina levee board was designed to execute.
Parish residents rejected the increase in December, but officials hope to persuade them in May.
Louisiana's Master Plan for the coast depends in part on offshore royalties that the president wants to redirect.
Dog droppings biodegrade within days; the poop scoopers' plastic bags will sit in landfills for centuries.
Federal court ruling sharply reduces the determination of the amount of oil spilled.
Fishing community says the huge infusions of fresh water will drive away their livelihood.
State Supreme Court action may delay federal ruling on law that seeks to kill flood-authority suit.