Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Federal judge blasts Army Corps of Engineers for failing to protect New Orleanians during Katrina ~Mark Schleifstein
~In his Friday ruling, Duval pointed out that he had presided "over this hydra-like 'Katrina Umbrella' litigation for almost eight years. One central theme has been painfully obvious throughout this entire process," he wrote. "Many of the levees protecting New Orleans and the surrounding area were tragically flawed. "However, lamentably, there has been no judicial relief for the hundreds of thousands of people and tens of thousands of businesses impacted," he said. "The Flood Control Act of 1928 as interpreted over the years gives the United States Army Corps of Engineers virtually absolute immunity, no matter how negligent it might have been in designing and overseeing the construction of the levees."

NFL Free Agency: New Orleans Saints Sign Seneca Wallace and What it Means for 2013

Taking urban farming to new heights in New Orleans

ARCADIS Wins Two Environmental Restoration Contracts in Louisiana

Louisiana may owe feds millions for misspent storm aid, audit says

Sinkhole work stops as tremors increase

Heavy rains put quality of strawberry crop in doubt

Dalai Lama to visit New Orleans

French Quarter Festival Takes a Head Count

Shorty Fest (5.2.13) - A Benefit for the Trombone Shorty Foundation

Monday, April 15, 2013

Court To Notify Those Affected By Flooding From Hurricanes Katrina And Rita About A Class Action Settlement~The lawsuit alleges levees and other flood and water control structures failed and/or were overtopped as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita because they were not properly designed, inspected, or maintained, and that this failure caused property damage, personal injury and other losses. The Settling Defendants say that the levees failed for reasons beyond their control and that they did not do anything wrong.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/04/15/5342294/court-to-notify-those-affected.html#storylink=cpy

New diversion process planned for Barataria Basin ~Amy Wold 

Morganza to Gulf project OK recommended

Mimi's in the Marigny suspends live music