Corps of Engineers’ delays are harmful to Louisiana’s coast: An editorial

Published: Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 7:56 AM Time may be the most implacable enemy Louisiana faces in its struggle to save its eroding coastline, and that’s why the state cannot afford delays in critical restoration projects, like those aimed at the Caminada shoreline and Shell Island. KARI DEQUINE / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Through a collaboration of [...]

Caminada shoreline restoration project is ready to go, corps says

Published: Tuesday, July 05, 2011, 4:30 AM The Army Corps of Engineers has finally unveiled a long-awaited $446 million plan to rebuild the Caminada shoreline south of Port Fourchon and the mostly disappeared Shell Island to the east of Grand Isle. View full sizeIt calls for a radically different approach to coastal restoration, one that [...]

Halliburton & Transocean Want States’ Claims Dismissed in Oil-Spill Litigation

By SABRINA CANFIELD NEW ORLEANS (CN) – Halliburton Energy Services and Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling on Friday sought to dismiss two states’ economic damage claims in the consolidated Gulf of Mexico oil spill litigation. Both companies seek dismissal of claims from Alabama and Louisiana in Pleading Bundle C, which covers claims for economic damages filed [...]

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Former Congressman Anh ‘Joseph’ Cao fired by oil spill claims czar Kenneth Feinberg

By David Hammer, The Times-Picayune Former U.S. Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao has been fired by oil spill claims czar Kenneth Feinberg from his position as a liaison to the Vietnamese and coastal fishing communities. Patrick Semansky, The Associated PressFormer U.S. Rep. Anh ‘Joseph’ Cao has been fired from his post in Kenneth Feinberg’s oil spill [...]

All 64 Louisiana Parishes to receive BP aid for tourism

3/15/2011 7:52 AM By Alejandro de los Rios @ Louisiana’s lega Journal The first $5 million of tourism aid from BP will be split between all 64 Louisiana Parishes, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne announced last week. The funds are the first of six payments by BP to Louisiana totaling $30 million to help the state’s [...]

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