The Louisiana Coast: Last Call http://wwno.org en WWNO Receives Regional Edward R. Murrow Award For 'Louisiana Coast: Last Call' http://wwno.org/post/wwno-receives-regional-edward-r-murrow-award-louisiana-coast-last-call <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">89.9&nbsp;</span>WWNO<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;— New Orleans Public Radio is a regional winner of the prestigious&nbsp;<a href="http://rtdna.org/content/2014_region_9_murrow_winners#.U1bxWuZdUnY" target="_blank">Edward R. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:42:42 +0000 WWNO Staff 59139 at http://wwno.org The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — What's Next? http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-coast-last-call-whats-next <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Talk to anyone in South Louisiana and they know that the future is clouded by sea level rise and subsidence.&nbsp;They also know that if the Master Plan for the Coast is not implemented on time, as scheduled, Southeast Louisiana has very little chance of staying above that sea level rise.</span></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:28:18 +0000 Bob Marshall 49231 at http://wwno.org The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — Diversions? http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-coast-last-call-diversions <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 21px; line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre-wrap;">Anyone following the development of the Master Plan for the Louisiana coast knows that the central part of the plan is also its most controversial: large scale river diversions, opening the levees on the sides of the Mississippi River south of New Orleans to let the silt-carrying Mississippi out into these sinking deltas to begin rebuilding them. </span></p><p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:45:00 +0000 Bob Marshall 47124 at http://wwno.org The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — The RESTORE Act http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-coast-last-call-restore-act <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The second part of a trial resumed in the </span><a href="http://www.laed.uscourts.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Federal District Court</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> here in New Orleans this month to decide just how much BP will pay for polluting the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana during the </span>Deepwater<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Horizon spill back in 2010.</span></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:45:00 +0000 Bob Marshall 45436 at http://wwno.org John Barry, On Why The Levee Board Has Sued The Oil And Gas Companies http://wwno.org/post/john-barry-why-levee-board-has-sued-oil-and-gas-companies <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">In July a landmark lawsuit was filed against the oil and gas industries for their role in the destruction of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands — a lawsuit that many people have been waiting decades to see.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Bob Marshall 43505 at http://wwno.org Levee Board Takes On Oil Industry Over Damage To Delta http://wwno.org/post/levee-board-takes-oil-industry-over-damage-delta <p style="margin-bottom: 1.42857em; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:00:54 +0000 Eve Troeh 42878 at http://wwno.org The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — Funding The Master Plan http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-coast-last-call-funding-master-plan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Louisiana officials unveiled the $50-billion </span><a href="http://www.coastalmasterplan.louisiana.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Master Plan for the Coast</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a 50-year program that could prevent most of southeast Louisiana from sinking under the Gulf by the end of the century as predicted, they knew one of their most important priorities would be getting reliable, long-term funding through Congress.</span></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:58:55 +0000 Bob Marshall 41000 at http://wwno.org Live Chat: Bob Marshall Of The Lens Discusses Coastal Loss Lawsuit Against Oil And Gas Companies http://wwno.org/post/live-chat-bob-marshall-lens-discusses-coastal-loss-lawsuit-against-oil-and-gas-companies <p style="margin-bottom: 19.56px; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(34, 31, 31); font-family: minion-pro, Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif;">Earlier this week, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed a lawsuit blaming almost 100 companies for contributing to the disappearance of Louisiana’s wetlands by dredging thousands of miles of canals and extracting oil and gas.</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:41:48 +0000 The Lens 40364 at http://wwno.org Lawsuit To Force Oil Industry Funding For Wetlands Repair Facing New Legal Challenges http://wwno.org/post/lawsuit-force-oil-industry-funding-wetlands-repair-facing-new-legal-challenges <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A lawsuit filed this week against dozens of companies in the oil industry has already gotten stiff political opposition. A Loyola University law professor sees a major legal battle erupting ahead for the levee board suing for wetlands repairs.</span></p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 40340 at http://wwno.org Levee Board Sues Big Oil For Wetlands Repairs http://wwno.org/post/levee-board-sues-big-oil-wetlands-repairs <p>A New Orleans-area levee district is suing 97 oil industry companies for damaging wetlands that protect the city from hurricanes. The district is seeking repairs that could cost several billion dollars. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 40263 at http://wwno.org