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CPRA Board updated on POTUS response to Declaration of Coastal Emergency

May 17, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA. – May 17, 2017 – At its monthly meeting today in Baton Rouge, Deputy Director Chip Kline, Governor’s Office for Coastal Activities, provided an update to the CPRA Board on Governor Edwards’ Coastal Emergency Declaration, submitted in April to President Trump’s administration.  Kline reported that the White House received the governor’s request and has asked the state to provide specifics on bureaucratic hurdles and obstacles that are delaying progress in restoring and protecting Louisiana’s coast, including a listing of what specifically the state would like to see changed at the federal level.  Kline said a white paper is already being drafted in response to the White House request, and for presentation to the Trump administration. CPRA Board Chairman Johnny Bradberry was pleased at the response from Washington, saying, “This is a very encouraging sign.”