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Conservation Groups Commend Congressional Funding of Louisiana Coastal Restoration Projects

May 21, 2015

(Washington, D.C.—May 21, 2015) Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations included critical funding for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Program in its Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 16) Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. The legislation comes after a request in the President’s FY 16 budget of $50,000 for LCA General Investigations and $10 million for LCA Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials (BUD Mat) Construction. The U.S. House of Representatives also included these levels of funding it its FY 16 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. – See more at: http://www.mississippiriverdelta.org/blog/2015/05/21/conservation-groups-commend-congressional-funding-of-louisiana-coastal-restoration-projects/#sthash.N09dqpus.dpuf