The Lens, with sponsorship from the Mississippi River Delta Coalition, will host a panel discussion on funding the Master Plan at Loyola University, Aug. 20.
Since the nine members of the Flood Protection Authority voted to sue oil and gas companies, the governor has replaced four of them. Now two seats are open, including one held by a lawsuit supporter. Depending on who gets appointed, lawsuit opponents could have the votes to kill the suit.
It could take months to resolve debate over how a new law was passed and who it applies to.
A state agency says it’s the first distributary to form in the delta in decades.
Just half of the money is in hand, but if they don’t start spending the money, they’ll lose it.
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee will join us at 12:15 p.m. CT Thursday to discuss the video, which was featured in The New York Times.
The state would like to raise the interstate or build levees to protect it, but lacks the funds.
Final work on the levee is expected to be done in about two weeks.
The highest rates of sinking afflict communities protected by levees, New Orleans among them.
Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans urges legislators to stand with your constituents and vote against SB 553.