Thursday, February 9, 2012

Corps to appeal EPA ruling to kill their huge, badly engineered pumps project
~Corps lackeys at the Mississippi levee board are asking a federal appeals court to revive a $220 million flood control project that the Environmental Protection Agency vetoed in 2008, claiming it would harm wetlands and wildlife. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is scheduled to hear arguments in the case on Thursday. The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners sued the EPA over its veto of the massive, decades-old, badly-engineered, factory-farm-friendly Yazoo Backwater Project.

Voices of the Delta: Chris Macaluso

Report: Sea-level rise must be considered in projects~Nikki Buskie

La. gets $22M from corps for river and port work, $400K for coastal protection plan

Drew Brees: "Confident" that contract will be resolved ~WWL

Incompetence in managing life insurance cost New Orleans taxpayers: An editorial
~Also~Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon hires former legislator as chief deputy~Citizens insurance board considers its legal options

A quick note from your moderator~Slabbed

Hard Truths: The Art of Thorton Dial ~NOMA~Hat Tweet

How to Shuck an Oyster

Jean-Paul Villere: Parade Etiquette 201 (the master class)~Uptown Messenger

New Orleans preps for Mardi Gras with earlier curfew, extra street sweepers

Mardi Gras 'king cake king' tasters visit Gambino's~Judy Walker

Mardi Gras 2012: Parade Route Food
~Ian McNulty, Gambit

Volunteer Seamstress or Tailor Needed!
~Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame

~Hat Tweet : Just one week until our parade, so we thought we'd share a shoe pic. More to come.

Mardi Gras Guitar Marshal: An Interview with Leo Nocentelli~Nola Live Music Blog

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