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Is Louisiana’s coastal loss a ‘national emergency’? Declaring it might speed federal money

February 20, 2017

nola.com, Mark Schleifstein — The 2017 version of Louisiana’s $50 billion, 50-year master plan for coastal protection and restoration is about to be delivered to the Legislature, but concerns remain that the state still has not identified long-term sources of money to pay for all of the projects.