CPRA http://wrkf.org en 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 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 Vitter's New Clout Could Bring Changes to Army Corps http://wrkf.org/post/vitters-new-clout-could-bring-changes-army-corps <p>The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee meets Thursday to discuss reforms to the Army Corps of Engineers.</p><p>One of Louisiana’s senators, David Vitter, now sits as the ranking minority member of the committee.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Vitter saif the Corps has a history of putting projects on the back burner because of cost and bureaucratic entanglements. </span></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:26:32 +0000 Kelly Connelly 5757 at http://wrkf.org Vitter's New Clout Could Bring Changes to Army Corps