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LA - Gov. Edwards Announces Start of Construction on Lake Borgne Marsh Creation Project

Gov. John Bel Edwards today announced the start of construction on the Lake Borgne Marsh Creation Project in St. Bernard Parish. The project is a part of the large-scale restoration strategy for the Pontchartrain Basin to reestablish the bay rim and intertidal marsh habitat in the area.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

AL - ALABMA PORT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES EXTENDED PUBLIC NOTICE PERIOD FOR ITS UPPER MOBILE BAY WETLAND CREATION PROJECT

MOBILE, Ala. – The Alabama State Port Authority) requested and received permission from the US Army Corp of Engineers to extend until February 3, 2022, the public comment period associated with a planning project to create 1,200 acres of wetlands in the Upper Mobile Bay.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

TX - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acquires nearly 5000 acres on the Texas Coast

San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), home to some of the only forested wetlands adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, gained 4,628 acres of Columbia Bottomlands habitat for the benefit of resident and migratory wildlife on Dec. 21, 2021.

Gulf of Mexico
Local

FL - Siesta Key incorporation won’t move forward in legislative session

SIESTA KEY, Fla. (WFLA) – After a split 3-3 vote Tuesday evening, the delegation of state legislators from Sarasota County is not referring a Siesta Key incorporation request to the full legislature this session.

Gulf of Mexico
Aquaculture

GOM - Wild Gulf Shrimp Are the World's Best, But the Future May Be in Aquaculture

Award-winning food and travel writer Alexander Lobrano pens a love letter to Gulf shrimp—and ponders its future.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

FL - Florida has lost 44% of its wetlands since 1845. What is the environmental impact?

While some folks might view them as messy, bug-infested places to avoid, swamps, marshes and other types of wetlands provide numerous benefits to people, flora and fauna.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

LA - Stronger storms, hotter winters, crawfish migration: $5.4M funds LSU study links to climate change

Stronger hurricanes, hot winters and unusual crawfish behavior that's driving the crustacean’s mass emigration from Louisiana’s coast.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

AL - ‘Lost’ and found: The saving of the Perdido River

Part 1 of 2 in the story of how the Perdido River became the rare coastal waterway where preservation moved faster than development

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

AL - The new plan for Mobile Bay raises environmental concerns for local officials

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — A new plan from the State Port Authority is raising eyebrows. The idea is to use dredging sediment to create a 1200 acre island south of the Causeway but some are questioning how the project may affect the quality of the area's water.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

LA - More Louisianans are flocking to areas with higher risk. What's it mean for the future?

2020 Census revealed that more than two-thirds of state's population is concentrated in its southern third

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

FL - Despite COVID, Hurricane Sally and staffing, Pensacola-area hotels had record-breaking 2021

Escambia County’s tourism has rebounded strongly from a 2020 full of COVID-related closures, Hurricane Sally damage and staffing shortages, reporting a 23% increase in bed tax collections over 2019 with a head start on what could be an even more record-breaking 2022.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - VIDEO of the Babe's Beach Nourishment Project 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District today released a new video showcasing Galveston District’s Babe’s Beach nourishment project that took place this summer through the fall 2021.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

MS - The new plan for Mobile Bay raises environmental concerns for local officials

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — A new plan from the State Port Authority is raising eyebrows. The idea is to use dredging sediment to create a 1200 acre island south of the Causeway but some are questioning how the project may affect the quality of the area's water.

Gulf of Mexico
Recreation

FL - New public beach access coming to Walton County

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Walton County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the purchase of the 400-foot parcel of beachfront land off San Roy Road to the tune of $9.5 million.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Gulf - US Gulf of Mexico deepwater oil, gas activity may increase

More deepwater exploration and project sanctions in the US Gulf of Mexico could be in store for the E&P sector during 2022 assuming robust oil prices hold up, according to analysts.

Gulf of Mexico
Justice

LA - Taylor Energy Company to Pay Over $43 Million and Transfer $432 Million Decommissioning Trust Fund to the United States for Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Taylor Energy Company LLC (Taylor Energy), a Louisiana oil and gas company, has agreed to turn over all its remaining assets to the United States upon liquidation to resolve its liability for the oil spill at its former Gulf of Mexico offshore oil production facility — the source of the longest-running oil spill in U.S. history, ongoing since 2004.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

LA - Louisiana small towns shrink in wake of industry declines, hurricane devastation

U.S. census data shows 45 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes lost population over the past decade, as younger workers leave small towns for urban areas and other states, the LSU Manship News Service reports.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Gulf - Taylor Energy Reaches Settlement Over Longest-Running Oil Spill in US History

Louisiana oil and gas company Taylor Energy will be liquidated and required to turn over all its remaining assets to the United States to resolve its liability for an oil spill at its former Gulf of Mexico offshore oil production facility — the source of the longest-running oil spill in U.S. history which has been ongoing since 2004.

Gulf of Mexico
Aquaculture

MS - Mississippi projects aim at improving oyster reefs

GULFPORT, MISS. A test project to raise tiny baby oysters on shells to add to oyster reefs has succeeded beyond expectations, says the head of Mississippi’s Department of Marine Resources.

Gulf of Mexico
Local

FL - Siesta Key residents explore options to break away from Sarasota County

Hundreds of Siesta Key residents attended a recent town hall meeting, hosted by the local delegation, to discuss the incorporation of the island. Islanders want more control over development.

Gulf of Mexico
Recreation

AL - Alabama county fights misinformation and assumptions about fishing pier purchase

A family-owned fishing pier described as a “welcome mat” to Dauphin Island will be under county ownership by the end of day on Wednesday.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

FL - Despite threats to drinking water, Florida agrees to inject wastewater at Tampa Bay's Piney Point

Florida environmental regulators issued a permit Thursday for a controversial project that involves injecting wastewater from a troubled former phosphate plant into the ground.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

LA - NOAA, federal and state agencies continue Gulf restoration efforts 11 years after oil spill

(NOAA) - Federal and state agencies continue to restore the Gulf of Mexico after the largest oil spill in U.S. history 11 years ago. More than $2.4 billion in settlement funds were committed to habitat and resource restoration through 2020 and settlement payments will continue through 2031.

Gulf of Mexico
Recreation

FL - Can private property keep lifeguards from a beach rescue? Not if Walton officials can help it.

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — An amendment to Walton County's beach activities ordinance that would clear 15 feet of beach at the toe of the dunes for emergency vehicles but would alternatively provide for 15 feet of space for emergency vehicles at the water's edge in some instances, is firmly rooted in the county's ongoing legal battle over customary use of its beaches.

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