Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bobby's Berm Blows, Controversy Rises
~Gov. Bobby Jindal’s controversial project to build sand barriers in the Gulf of Mexico to block oil from invading Louisiana’s marshes is reaching a critical juncture. As Jindal attempts to get permits to expand the project — plus more funding to transform the sandy sections, called berms, into longer-term barrier islands — the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is collecting comments from environmentalists and federal agencies. Many of them questioned the idea when it was first proposed and continue to challenge the project even as it is well under way.

Gaston still a threat to redevelop ~Wunderblog

Random Impressions After Watching BP’s Youtube Channel
~Disenfranchised Citizen

5 key human errors, colossal mechanical failure led to fatal Gulf oil rig blowout~David Hammer
~Criminal charges being considered against BP in Gulf oil rig tragedy

AL, MS Oil spill claims show statewide scope of Deepwater Horizon disaster

Jus'sayin...smarter over harder, artifacts over politics, livingry over usury.

~Hat Tweet~ greenheritage

Families avoid beaches this Labor Day

BP La. cleanup worker “sick from the chemicals used to contain the oil” — “Forced” out after being hospitalized
~Florida Oil Spill News

~I wander near the boats [in Southeast Louisiana along Highway 1] … Behind me a door opens and a man walks out. He sits heavily on the porch as if this effort alone is the limit of what he can bear. It’s his boat. The one I’ve been admiring.

An Open Letter to US EPA, Region 6 ~Riki Ott~Re: Documentation of continued dispersant spraying in near shore and inland waters from Florida to Louisiana (despite contrary claims by USCG and BP) and documentation that dispersants made oil sink.

Bird rescue experts kept on sideline after gulf oil spill~St Petersburg Times
~The BP Oil Disaster disaster may have killed thousands of birds in the Gulf of Mexico and no one knows about it, say experienced wildlife rescuers.
The reason: The experts were not allowed to go look for live oiled birds in the areas where they were most likely to be found. Instead they were assigned to less urgent duties, or never called in at all.
~Special Thanks Photo~oceandog ~Hat Tweet~WhoDat35

60 years later, whoopers may return
~The whooping crane, a majestic bird that has become emblematic of endangered species, may soon return to Louisiana's coastal marshes after a 60-year absence. Federal and state wildlife officials are making plans to reintroduce the cranes to their former habitat within six months — a move intended to bolster the highly imperiled species after a similar attempt failed in Florida.

New turtle species discovered in Mississippi~Harlan Kirgan

Saving the healing herbs of the bayou

If Obama still wants to say Katrina flooded New Orleans 8.29.05 then he can hit the road, Hwy One'N'Done

Corps releases document for remediation work at outfall canals 17th Street, Orleans Avenue and London Avenue Canals
~“Draft Individual Environmental Report (IER) 27, Outfall Canal Remediation on the 17th Street, Orleans Avenue and London Avenue Canals,” is available for a 30-day public review and comment period. As described in the document, remediation methods include deep soil mixing, driving sheetpile and increasing the earthen embankment.
~The Corps will hold a public meeting for IER 27 on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1200 Robert E. Lee Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70122. Open house begins at 6:00 p.m. / Presentation and discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.
Written or verbal comments on IER 27 must be submitted to the Corps by midnight on Friday, October 1, 2010. Comments received during the public review period will become part of the official record.
Questions or comments concerning the Corps’ environmental process may be addressed to: Patricia Leroux, Environmental Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers P.O. Box 60267 New Orleans, LA 70160-0267
Phone: 504-862-1544 Fax: 504-862-2088

Road Home has a new excuse not to provide money~Jarvis DeBerry

New Orleans schools have chance to become centers of their communities
~Cindy Chang and Michelle Krupa

Jackson Square artists, businesses upset at NFL's concert plans
~Kari Dequine

~Special Thanks~Our New Orleans Saints

~DebCotton Parade of parades: Black Men of Labor 2nd Line rolls today 3pm w/Treme & Hot8BrassBand #neworleans #treme #rollrollroll

~ humidbeings Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey w/ special guest Johnny V tonight @BlueNileLive #nola #music

~Special Thanks~stynger ...and of course Our Girl.

On The Fence About Charles Bukowski ~Traveling Mermaid

Book of essays celebrates New Orleans’ enduring spirit

Sunday Funnies~Citizen K

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