New Orleans, La. – E-P-A Administrator Lisa Jackson met in New Orleans with groups concerned about having a role in Gulf restoration. The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, for instance, says toxic waste coming from the BP spill should not be sent only to landfills in low-income areas. Jackson says those concerns will be addressed.
New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu announced his blight strategy in Central City, in front of a house deemed in danger of collapse. The city has as many as 60,000 similar properties, and leads the nation in blight. Landrieu says delays for demolition will now be tough to obtain.