recovery http://wwno.org en Checking In With Revitalization In The Lower 9th Ward http://wwno.org/post/checking-revitalization-lower-9th-ward <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">If you’ve ever driven through the Lower 9th Ward, you know that there is lots </span><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">of land out there.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 63736 at http://wwno.org Street Repair Plan Springs From 'Fix Our Streets' Movement http://wwno.org/post/street-repair-plan-springs-fix-our-streets-movement <p>Hundreds of people attended a meeting in Lakeview last night to find a way to repair the city’s crumbling streets. The discussion drew residents from neighborhoods across the city.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:06:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 65150 at http://wwno.org Road Home Program Repayment Demands Still Unresolved http://wwno.org/post/road-home-program-repayment-demands-still-unresolved <p>The Road Home program created after Hurricane Katrina is still causing paperwork headaches nine years after the storm.</p><p>The nearly $10 billion program was designed to help residents rebuild so they could return.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But 32,000 people remain in legal limbo.</span></p><p>Last year the state sent almost 50,000 letters to homeowners demanding they repay some of their grants.</p><p>About 100 people attended a New Orleans City Council committee meeting this week, saying they are caught in a paperwork nightmare.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 64680 at http://wwno.org Court Told Fisherman Should Return BP Claim Money http://wwno.org/post/court-told-fisherman-should-return-bp-claim-money A court-appointed investigator says a fisherman should return more than $50,000 in BP</font>&nbsp;oil spill&nbsp;claim</font>&nbsp;money.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 15px;">Louis Freeh, the former FBI director appointed to investigate&nbsp;<font color="red">claims</font>&nbsp;arising from the 2010 disaster, filed a federal court motion Tuesday to force the return of the money.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:32:37 +0000 Associated Press 62290 at http://wwno.org Court: BP Must Pay Clean Water Act Fines http://wwno.org/post/court-bp-must-pay-clean-water-act-fines <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 15px;">A federal appeals court says BP PLC and a minority partner in the blown-out Macondo well cannot avoid Clean Water Act fines for the 2010 oil spill by blaming another company's failed equipment.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:02:12 +0000 Associated Press 61991 at http://wwno.org BP Asking US Supreme Court To Modify Claims Process http://wwno.org/post/bp-asking-us-supreme-court-modify-claims-process <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">BP is asking the US Supreme Court for relief from a damage claim process enacted after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil company has lost several court battles to modify the deal.</span></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 61127 at http://wwno.org Broadmoor Development Corporation, Building Back The Neighborhood http://wwno.org/post/broadmoor-development-corporation-building-back-neighborhood <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The Broadmoor Development Corporation was created in 2006 by the Broadmoor Improvement Association to implement programs in response to the growing demand for housing advocacy and rehabilitation in the aftermath of the 2005 storms. Their mission is to enhance the economic wellbeing of the Broadmoor neighborhood.</span></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 11:49:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 60126 at http://wwno.org Barataria Bay, 4 Years After The Deepwater Horizon Disaster http://wwno.org/post/barataria-bay-4-years-after-deepwater-horizon-disaster <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Sunday’s four-year anniversary&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">of the BP oil spill&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">approaches, environmental groups headed out into one of the areas most heavily oiled in the disaster. There, they looked at what effects that oil could be having on wetlands, and inspected the latest damage from coastal erosion, ongoing before and after the spill.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 58605 at http://wwno.org Battle Brewing In Holy Cross Over Proposed Highrises http://wwno.org/post/battle-brewing-holy-cross-over-proposed-highrises <p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:35:24 +0000 Karen Gadbois 57990 at http://wwno.org More BP Oil Washes Ashore As Trial Date Set In Federal Court http://wwno.org/post/more-bp-oil-washes-ashore-trial-date-set-federal-court <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oil continues to wash up on Gulf of Mexico shorelines from BP’s underwater well explosion almost four years ago. The find comes as a key trial date is set in federal court in New Orleans.</span></p><p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 56759 at http://wwno.org