Fox8: State plans for river diversions spark a ‘mud fight’ over coastal restoration

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -While the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill may have sparked one of America’s worst environmental disasters, it provided an ironic opportunity for restoration.
Settlements and fines stemming from the disaster provide a roughly $9 billion windfall for Louisiana, most of which the state plans to spend battling coastal land loss.
“Throughout history, you have plans and no money or you have money and no plans,” said Steve Cochran, Campaign Director for Restore the Mississippi River Delta, a coalition of environmental groups.
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