Ongoing cost/benefit research weighs more than a diversion's land-building capacity, including impacts on fisheries and flood protection.
The bill is one of several filed in response to the levee board's lawsuit against oil and gas companies.
The high productivity of Gulf estuaries means scavengers are abundant and quickly dispose of carcasses.
Brown pelicans were thriving on islands in Barataria Bay when BP’s oil well blew out in 2010. The oil that coated mangroves delivered the death blow to islands that already were eroding. A restoration plan is short on funding.
Parish-level lawsuits differ from flood-authority challenge in ways that may help parishes.
Gas and oil interests have been good to Robert Adley, and as a senator, Adley has been unfailingly good to them. He insists the Flood Protection Authority lawsuit seeking damages for coastal destruction is illegal. The bills he's moving would make sure of that.
They renominated Tim Doody and picked Tyrone Ben for the other slot.
Raising $50 billion for the ambitious Master Plan to rebuild the Louisiana coast was never going to be easy. Though the BP oil spill will yield billions of dollars for projects, the state could come up $20 billion short. To close the gap, the state will try to change how the Mississippi River is dredged and will consider pollution-credit programs.
National Weather Service researcher says area needs to prepare for serious, low-probability event.
Metrics and computer models fill in a still sketchy picture of what the river can contribute to fight coastal loss.