A little bird told us Scott Angelle, former Louisiana Secretary of Dept. of Natural Resources who resigned from the DNR a week after the Bayou Corne sinkhole started is running for Louisiana Governor.
Oh boy! Now all Parishes can enjoy the boom-times Assumption Parish has enjoyed with the help from his department!
“Fox News Reporting: Hurricane Katrina: The Storm of a Lifetime” will air this Friday night at 10pm ET/9pm CT.
General Honore will be featured in the show.
by Len Bahr, Ph.D.
Paying lip service to coastal restoration
Virtually everyone in Louisiana supports serious efforts to save our coast – whatever ‘saving’ means – and it clearly means less and less every day. Support for acting to sustain at least portions of America’s Delta is 100 miles wide – but only inches thick.
Our next governor could very well oversee the point at which the public despairs of ever seeing meaningful restoration projects and begins to ridicule further pie in the sky planning goals. Meanwhile however, rose colored calls to save the coast continue ad nauseum.
As a case in point, on August 13 The Advocate published a guest column on the need to act before it’s too late, by Steve Cochran, with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Kimberly Reyher with the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL). This column is rife with slogans but bereft of substance.
The authors advocate what has already been more or less agreed to – memorializing the tenth anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by investing Louisiana’s ~$6 Billion coastal windfall from fines against BP to implement coastal restoration projects listed in the state’s Coastal Master Plan. What a novel idea.
This vapid opinion piece dodges or glosses over three ‘M’ factors, each a potential deal breaker in terms of successful coastal restoration: money, mud, and muscle (political willpower). Restoration will never be achieved without resolving each issue. . . . (more)
Note: Dr. Bahr’s blog, LA Coast Post, is added to the sidebar.
Aug. 20 – US Nets $23Mln From Gulf of Mexico Oil, Gas Lease Sale
The US government has sold a set of oil and gas drilling leases for the western region of the Gulf of Mexico for more than $22 million, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said in a press release.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The leases were auctioned between five offshore energy companies in bids for 33 different parts of the gulf, covering 190,080 acres, the release noted.
Southern Co. to Buy AGL Resources for $8 Billion in Cash
Connections: AGL Resources – Jefferson Island Storage & Hub (natural gas storage caverns) – Lake Peigneur – Delcambre