From NPR: Since the 1930s, Louisiana has steadily been losing land that protects the city from hurricanes and other disasters. So the government group charged with shielding New Orleans from flooding sued about 100 oil and gas companies on Wednesday for their role in damaging coastal wetlands.
Kentucky: The new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter may be ready for two-lane traffic by the middle of next week. Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson will skip next week's Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County.
Tennessee: The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is launching the next phase of the state's Qualified Energy Conservation Bond Program for energy saving capital projects.
Illinois: Officials from the Illinois Department of Transportation, or IDOT, met with members of the public Wednesday evening at Shawnee Community College to discuss the potential Interstate 66 corridor. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants Congress to help states better fight sex trafficking.