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June 2014 Coastal Scuttle...

June 2014 Coastal Scuttlebutt

JUNE EIGHTH Governor defies warnings from many experts and turns bill to kill the levee board lawsuit into...

RECENT FROM People Issues

NY Times Magazine pays tr...

NY Times Magazine pays tribute to a Louisiana folk hero.

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Lately I’ve been so distracted by the upcoming mid-term election that I neglected to...

RECENT FROM Technical Issues

Coal gets in his eyes. Co...

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

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On September 30, 2014 the New Republic published an intriguing article by New...

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...

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...

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...

Media doing a piss poor job covering the District 6 Congressional Race

Media doing a piss poor job covering the Dist...

posted on: Sep 19, 2014 | author: Admin

Strangely enough, another of Graves' major supporters is the national environmental NGO, The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) pac. Word on the street among knowledgeable coastal advocates in Louisiana is that EDF, formerly highly respected in our state, has sold out to Garret Graves.

Implications of the Senate race on future Hurricane relief

Implications of the Senate race on future Hur...

posted on: Sep 8, 2014 | author: Admin

by Anonymous* LaCoastPost has made the point on numerous occasions that while every Louisiana official supports restoring our coast, some of them are...

Questioning the need for the Water Campus in Baton Rouge

Questioning the need for the Water Campus in ...

posted on: Sep 7, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Timothy Boone reported in The Advocate that on October 20 the Baton Rouge Planning Commission will rule on the approval of phase...

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