Saturday, April 19, 2014

Political Horizons: Honoré wants public involved on environment ~Mark Ballard, The Advocate~“Look, the reason we have so many lawsuits in this state is because we don’t have enough laws. When you break someone’s stuff … you should be held responsible. But they can say, ‘No, no, I don’t have to pay for it because it’s permitted under state law.’”

Legislation stripping levee districts of autonomy raise questions about flood protection taxes, emergency response ~Andrea Shaw
New Orleans Earth Day Festival & Green Business Expo!

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Developer sentenced for filling in Bay St. Louis wetlands ~WVUE

Friday, April 18, 2014

Do as you're told ~Michael Gorman
~Oil and gas companies are used to getting their way in our great state. And if you know what’s good for you, you’ll sit down and take it. Lord knows if you make much of a fuss, you will find yourself the target of smears by the industry and its fawning lapdogs in state government. The governor and his sympathetic legislators are on the verge of changing one state law after another just to put a stop to this lawsuit.
Stephanie Grace: Bill eliminates levee boards' independence ~New Orleans Advocate

Children's Hospital holds news conference to address public concerns over fatal "mistakes made" ~John Simmerman

Chain stores, rising rents may make Magazine Street the victim of its success ~The Lens

Gulf Oil Disaster’s Impacts to Wildlife and Habitat Still Unaddressed Four Years Later
http://www.mississippiriverdelta.org/blog/2014/04/17/gulf-oil-disasters-impacts-to-wildlife-and-habitat-still-unaddressed-four-years-later/
~Four years after the Gulf oil disaster began, killing 11 men and spewing 4.1 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, leading national and local conservation organizations working on Mississippi River Delta and Gulf Coast restoration – Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation – released the following statement:
“Four years after the worst oil spill in U.S. history, Gulf recovery remains elusive. We must hope for a measure of justice for communities, wildlife and habitats. However, the urgent need for restoration is still unfulfilled."

“Reports from the field and laboratory continue to raise the alarm. New scientific studies show how the oil disaster’s impacts are permeating the food chain – from small microorganisms like zooplankton to large mammals like sperm whales and dolphins. Louisiana wetlands suffocated by BP’s oil have eroded more quickly than those the oil spared. Areas that once provided valuable mangrove habitat for thousands of nesting birds and other animals have shrunk or disappeared. Islands that were thriving rookeries for birds and wildlife are now gray and lifeless. The stark truth of visible damage in areas like Barataria Bay, Louisiana, speaks for itself. This week, BP declared active clean up complete in Louisiana, but volumes of BP oil continue to surface, from miles of oiled coastline to a monster-sized 40,000-pound tar mat.

“While BP denies clear science, the facts present the truth: the Gulf is still hurting, and BP’s to blame. Four years after the largest oil spill in U.S. history, the oil giant has yet to pay a penny of its Clean Water Act fines for polluting the Gulf.


Four years after the Gulf oil disaster began, killing 11 men and spewing 4.1 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, leading national and local conservation organizations working on Mississippi River Delta and Gulf Coast restoration – Environmental Defense FundNational Audubon SocietyNational Wildlife FederationCoalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation – released the following statement:
“Four years after the worst oil spill in U.S. history, Gulf recovery remains elusive. We must hope for a measure of justice for communities, wildlife and habitats. However, the urgent need for restoration is still unfulfilled.
- See more at: http://www.mississippiriverdelta.org/blog/2014/04/17/gulf-oil-disasters-impacts-to-wildlife-and-habitat-still-unaddressed-four-years-later/#sthash.Aciosrxp.dpuf
Four years after the Gulf oil disaster began, killing 11 men and spewing 4.1 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, leading national and local conservation organizations working on Mississippi River Delta and Gulf Coast restoration – Environmental Defense FundNational Audubon SocietyNational Wildlife FederationCoalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation – released the following statement:
“Four years after the worst oil spill in U.S. history, Gulf recovery remains elusive. We must hope for a measure of justice for communities, wildlife and habitats. However, the urgent need for restoration is still unfulfilled.
- See more at: http://www.mississippiriverdelta.org/blog/2014/04/17/gulf-oil-disasters-impacts-to-wildlife-and-habitat-still-unaddressed-four-years-later/#sthash.Aciosrxp.dpuf
Four years after the Gulf oil disaster began, killing 11 men and spewing 4.1 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, leading national and local conservation organizations working on Mississippi River Delta and Gulf Coast restoration – Environmental Defense FundNational Audubon SocietyNational Wildlife FederationCoalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation – released the following statement:
“Four years after the worst oil spill in U.S. history, Gulf recovery remains elusive. We must hope for a measure of justice for communities, wildlife and habitats. However, the urgent need for restoration is still unfulfilled.
- See more at: http://www.mississippiriverdelta.org/blog/2014/04/17/gulf-oil-disasters-impacts-to-wildlife-and-habitat-still-unaddressed-four-years-later/#sthash.Aciosrxp.dpuf
The Green Minute: Myths Of Recycling, Part One ~Chrystal White, WWNO

Outnumber Hunger concert helps local food banks

Folk rocker Todd Snider adjusts to degenerative arthritis ~Alex Rawls