Tuesday Dec 17
New Baton Rouge Water Campus designed to elevate state's coastal science to world class status
Gov. Bobby Jindal expects the creation of the new 30-acre Water Campus in Baton Rouge to underscore the state's role as a major international player in the role of science and engineering in dealing with coastal water issues, including wetland and barrier island restoration and hurricane levee protection.
Morganza projects still under consideration in Congress
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Obama administration gave final clearance Tuesday for the $10 billion Morganza to the Gulf flood protection project in southern Louisiana, but congressional authorization is still needed.
Will Morganza to the Gulf survive House-Senate negotiations over new water policy bill?
Senate and House members negotiating a new water resources legislation expressed optimism Wednesday that they'll be able to work out differences between bills that passed the two chambers earlier this year.