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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

Bill Cassidy: we could fu...

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

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. I thought I’d heard everything during this interminable midterm election campaign. I...

RECENT FROM Technical Issues

Constitutional amendment ...

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

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

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...

“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...

NY Times Magazine pays tribute to a Louisiana folk hero.

NY Times Magazine pays tribute to a Louisiana...

posted on: Oct 16, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Lately I’ve been so distracted by the upcoming mid-term election that I neglected to call attention to a word portrait in...

An unreserved, unabashed, unexpurgated and unqualified endorsement of Edwin Edwards for Congress.

An unreserved, unabashed, unexpurgated and un...

posted on: Oct 12, 2014 | author: Admin

Editor’s note: since this post was published, respected political commentator Jeremy Alford provided an update on the 6th district...

Coastal conflicts of interest on the part of aspiring congressman Garret Graves

Coastal conflicts of interest on the part of ...

posted on: Oct 12, 2014 | author: Admin

Editor’s Note: This post represents the unauthorized use of copyrighted material from a website known as louisianavoice.com, created by one of...

Coal gets in his eyes. Coastal official waffles on key sediment diversion project, cites rising cost. Smells political.

Coal gets in his eyes. Coastal official waffl...

posted on: Oct 9, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On September 30, 2014 the New Republic published an intriguing article by New Orleans-based writer Nathaniel Rich on the most...

Why not seal the Texas border against Ebola?

Why not seal the Texas border against Ebola?

posted on: Oct 7, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. I’ve been picking on the media a lot recently, with respect to coverage of the midterm elections. As pointed out by Miles...

More on the shallow media coverage of our midterm elections

More on the shallow media coverage of our mid...

posted on: Sep 30, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Jackson Browne wrote a haunting song called Before the Deluge in 1974, the year after I came to Louisiana, which I hear as eerily...

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