coastal restoration http://wrkf.org en Coastal Restoration Drives An Industry Boom http://wrkf.org/post/coastal-restoration-drives-industry-boom <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="LeBlanc Marine offloads concrete artificial oyster reef materials in a St. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 23:49:38 +0000 Jesse Hardman 28861 at http://wrkf.org Coastal Restoration Drives An Industry Boom Landrieu Says Revenue Sharing, Not Lawsuit, Will Benefit Coastal Renewal http://wrkf.org/post/landrieu-says-revenue-sharing-not-lawsuit-will-benefit-coastal-renewal <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senator Mary&nbsp;</span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says a lawsuit against oil and gas companies is not the answer to renewing Louisiana’s gulf coast.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:47:23 +0000 Ann Marie Awad 24854 at http://wrkf.org Landrieu Says Revenue Sharing, Not Lawsuit, Will Benefit Coastal Renewal THURSDAY: Raymond Strother, Dr. Denise Reed, & Jeff Kuehny http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-raymond-strother-dr-denise-reed-jeff-kuehny <p>Jim Engster speaks with political consultant, Raymond Strother, and Dr. Denise Reed of the Water Institute of the Gulf about coastal marsh erosion, and Jeff Kuehny of the LSU AgCenter about Arbor Day events.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:41:24 +0000 Jim Engster 21357 at http://wrkf.org Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost? http://wrkf.org/post/rebuilding-storm-struck-coastlines-worth-cost One year ago Tuesday, Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast, devastating shoreline communities from Florida to Maine.<p>Many of these areas have been rebuilt, including the Long Beach boardwalk, about 30 miles outside New York City. Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new boardwalk Friday.<p>Ninety percent of the funding for the restoration came from the federal government. The Federal Emergency Management Agency paid $44 million to repair the devastation.<p>Jack and Roseanne Vanderbeck love the new boardwalk. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 17992 at http://wrkf.org Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost? Governor Jindal Slams BP As Gulf Coast Restoration Plan Is Approved http://wrkf.org/post/governor-jindal-slams-bp-gulf-coast-restoration-plan-approved <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2013/08/FlemingGulfPlanWEB.mp3" class="asset-audio">A general blueprint is approved by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Five states and leaders of several federal agencies have unanimously approved a blueprint to repair the Gulf of Mexico with BP fines pending over the 2010 oil spill. Governor Bobby </span>Jindal’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> comments in New Orleans about BP and his support for Mississippi River diversions drew immediate criticism.</span><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:53:15 +0000 Eileen Fleming 15416 at http://wrkf.org Governor Jindal Slams BP As Gulf Coast Restoration Plan Is Approved Lawmakers Poke Holes in Flood Protection Board Lawsuit http://wrkf.org/post/lawmakers-poke-holes-flood-protection-board-lawsuit-0 <p>Taxpayers may be on the hook for hundreds of thousands of dollars if the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East has to withdraw its lawsuit against oil and gas companies.</p><p>SLFPA-E met opposition from the legislature’s Joint Transportation Committee Wednesday, as the committee gathered information from the authority on the suit, also hearing opposing testimony from Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority head Garret Graves.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 14782 at http://wrkf.org Why Finding Oil in Fish Organs Isn't as Bad as it Looks http://wrkf.org/post/why-finding-oil-fish-organs-isnt-bad-it-looks <p>Environmental remediation scientists at <a href="http://uiswcmsweb.prod.lsu.edu/sce/sce/">LSU’s School of the Coast and Environment </a>have found remnants of crude oil in the hearts of pogy that live off Grand Isle.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://menhaden.gsmfc.org/">Pogy</a>, a </span>baitfish<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> more officially called menhaden, make up the second largest commercial catch in the United States. They’re not only resold as </span>baitfish<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but they’re also processed into fish oil and fish meal, making their way into vitamins, cosmetics and livestock feeds.</span></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 13342 at http://wrkf.org Why Finding Oil in Fish Organs Isn't as Bad as it Looks Fisherman, Scientists Continue to Clash on Miss. River Diversions http://wrkf.org/post/fisherman-scientists-continue-clash-miss-river-diversions <p>State plans to restore the coastline are trying to mimic the way the Mississippi built the coast. Thousands of years ago the river dumped sediment from the plains upriver into the marsh. But some fishermen are worried the plans will displace the saltwater fish they catch to make a living.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fishermen voiced their opposition at a community meeting in St. Bernard Monday.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:44:50 +0000 Kelly Connelly 12158 at http://wrkf.org Fisherman, Scientists Continue to Clash on Miss. River Diversions Gulf Coast States Get Creative With BP Oil Spill Money http://wrkf.org/post/gulf-coast-states-get-creative-bp-oil-spill-money Gulf Coast states are lining up to spend $1 billion from BP on coastal restoration. The money is part of BP's legal responsibility to restore the Gulf of Mexico's natural resources in the aftermath of the worst oil disaster in U.S. history.<p>But the nature of some of the state projects, including boat ramps and a beachfront hotel, is raising questions about just what counts as coastal restoration.<p>Earlier this month, Alabama's Gov. Robert Bentley stood on a sugar white state park beach to announce plans for an $85 million lodge and conference center. Tue, 28 May 2013 22:13:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 11072 at http://wrkf.org Gulf Coast States Get Creative With BP Oil Spill Money