Tag Archives: Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

Coastal Louisiana land loss worth price to fix, study will attempt to show

Clint Guidry, president of the Louisiana Shrimp Association, said fishermen are told decisions will be based on science, but they remain skeptical. “I notice you guys have a very bad habit of cherry-picking science,” Guidry said. The main concern about the diversions comes from the amount of fresh water that would be introduced into diversion areas. Some fishermen are convinced it will destroy fishing as they know it. Read more here 07:01

BP’s 3 Miles of Bull Bleep: “bringing to a close the extensive four-year active cleanup of the Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon accident.”

BP oil spill cleanup will continue, Coast Guard tells state coastal authority – The Coast Guard has scaled back its clean-up response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but that scale-back is not as extensive as BP indicated in a news release issued Tuesday, an irritated Capt. Thomas Sparks told the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority on Wednesday. Read more here nola.com 09:25

Oyster lease bid plan unpopular with Louisiana’s oyster industry

A draft of proposed legislation to lift the moratorium on new oyster leases in Louisiana doesn’t even have a sponsor yet, but two provisions in it are raising the ire of the oyster industry. One provision would require bidding for new leases instead of the current process of leasing these state-owned water bottoms for $2 an acre per year for 15 years. The provision would apply only to new leases, not to renewals. Read [email protected]  17:59