Pundits Agree: BP Gambles By Going to Trial
As the trial to determine the Clean Water Act fines associated with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill enters its second week, commentators agree that testimony has been bad for BP. Any fines assessed from the trial will go to fund activities described in the RESTORE Act. Legal observers continue to be surprised that BP has not settled and has allowed damaging testimony to go forward. Read more >>
NOAA Study: Sea Level Is Rising Fastest in Louisiana
According to a recent study released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, southeast Louisiana may experience more than four feet of sea level rise by the end of the century – the highest level “on the planet.” The study was discussed by a Field and Stream commentator. Read more >>
Louisiana Responds to NOAA Study: Coastal Master Plan Can Adapt to Sea-level Rise
In a recent email to NOAA, Garrett Graves, head of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, stated that the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan can be effective even in the face of rising sea levels. Mr. Graves stated that a central feature of the Master Plan allows projects to be adapted to ever-increasing rates of sea level rise and subsidence, even those higher than predicted in the NOAA scenario. Read more >>
Alabama Invests in Weeks Bay: BP Oil Spill Restoration Project
According to the Mobile Press-Register, the State of Alabama is about to build another set of protective reefs on the shores of Mobile Bay. This new project will be on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, just north of the mouth of Weeks Bay. A series of offshore oyster reefs will be established just offshore to protect a badly eroding shoreline. Read more >>
Partners Make Contributions
The Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation would like to thank the following partner organizations for financial contributions: National Audubon Society, Tall Timbers Land Conservancy, Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, Galveston Bay Foundation, Pelican Bay Conservancy, and the Trust for Public Land.
The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Will Host All Hands Meeting In Tampa, Florida
The general membership meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance is referred to as the ‘All Hands’ meeting. The event will be held June 25 – 27 at the Tampa Bay Grand Hyatt in Tampa, Florida. One of the highlights of the event will be the announcement of the recipients of this year’s Gulf Guardian Awards. The public is invited to attend. More information >>
Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation
Ocean Springs, MS
The Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation is organized under the auspices of the Land Trust Alliance which provides administrative and fiscal support.