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Coastal news items throug...

Coastal news items through October 22, 2014. Reading between the lines.

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. 1. Bragging about ignorance. “I’m not a scientist but…” This paean...

RECENT FROM People Issues

Garret Graves uses top co...

Garret Graves uses top coastal employee in congressional campaign ad

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. In what I believe is a telling ethical lapse with negative coastal implications, Garret...

RECENT FROM Technical Issues

Surprise, surprise; Distr...

Surprise, surprise; District Six is coastal.

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. In case you were under the impression that only Louisiana congressional districts 1, 2 and...

December 2013 Coastal Scuttlebutt

DECEMBER THIRTIETH On December 18 Bruce Alpert reported in nola.com/The Times-Picayune that our senior Senator Mary...

December 2013 Coastal Scuttlebutt
posted on: Dec 30, 2013 | author: Admin

November 2013 Coastal Scuttlebutt

NOVEMBER TWENTY-THIRD TO THIRTIETH Governor’s office hints that the Corps could be successfully sued In a...

November 2013 Coastal Scuttlebutt
posted on: Nov 30, 2013 | author: Admin

September 2013 Coastal Scuttlebutt (c...

Editor’s Note: I apologize for the recent spotty coverage of coastal news, which reflects my decision to undergo...

September 2013 Coastal Scuttlebutt (cont).
posted on: Sep 30, 2013 | author: Admin

September 2013 Coastal Scuttlebutt

SEPTEMBER  TWELFTH, THIRTEENTH and FOURTEENTH Jindal plays politics as usual Today’s NOLA.com reported that our...

September 2013 Coastal Scuttlebutt
posted on: Sep 14, 2013 | author: Admin
LA Swift slows to a halt

LA Swift slows to a halt

posted on: Jun 11, 2013 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, PhD* Just weeks before Hurricane Katrina invaded New Orleans on August 29 2005, I had a brief meeting on coastal issues** with then New...

Is a river diversion at the Nucor iron plant one of 39 projects under consideration for BP funding?

Is a river diversion at the Nucor iron plant ...

posted on: May 23, 2013 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, PhD* As many loyal readers will remember, I have long espoused the idea that the $4 billion Nucor iron processing plant, now under...

Saving the delta is a pipe dream sans sediment diversion projects.

Saving the delta is a pipe dream sans sedimen...

posted on: May 13, 2013 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, PhD*  Climate change and delta deterioration Last week the concentration of atmospheric CO2 reached 400 ppm, more than at any time in...

Sediment traps won’t do squat for the coast!

Sediment traps won’t do squat for the c...

posted on: Mar 20, 2013 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, PhD* On March 18 Mark Waller reported in NOLA.com that Webster Pierce, Jr., an inventor from Cutoff, Louisiana has obtained a patent for...

Garret Graves left our coast in the fiscal lurch

Garret Graves left our coast in the fiscal lu...

posted on: Nov 20, 2014 | author: Admin

By Anonymous Part A Len Bahr has cited funding for coastal restoration as an issue that should be paramount to the midterm and runoff elections, but...

Campaigns underway to support and oppose levee board lawsuit

Campaigns underway to support and oppose leve...

posted on: Nov 20, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D.  Anyone in Louisiana with even a casual interest in coastal news has heard about the South Louisiana Flood Protection...

Leading candidates in Senate and District 6 runoff election avoid coastal issues.

Leading candidates in Senate and District 6 r...

posted on: Nov 17, 2014 | author: Admin

 by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Based on the hyperbolic and hyper-partisan rhetoric of the recent midterm campaign ads, one would hardly realize that each...

Ecolambs break their silence? Environmental Defense Fund on the defense re funding Garret Graves’ campaign.

Ecolambs break their silence? Environmental D...

posted on: Oct 31, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has been a highly respected national environmental group, a Non Governmental Organization...

Bill Cassidy: we could fund coastal restoration if the state just acquired mineral rights on private land!

Bill Cassidy: we could fund coastal restorati...

posted on: Oct 29, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. I thought I’d heard everything during this interminable midterm election campaign. I was wrong. In case you hadn’t...

Constitutional amendment #8, the so-called rigs-to-reefs amendment, is supported by the CCA, oil and gas, levee lawsuit opponents…and EDF!

Constitutional amendment #8, the so-called ri...

posted on: Oct 29, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Bless the lazy little hearts of our state legislators, who, rather than passing bills to better the quality of life for their...

“Zero” Cassidy and “Mitt” Graves: our next Senator and 6th district Congressman?

“Zero” Cassidy and “Mitt...

posted on: Oct 27, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Zero Cassidy For too long we’ve been the hapless victims of the unceasing war of broadcast, web-based, robo-call and print...

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