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Updated $50 billion plan for Louisiana’s coast unveiled, to mostly favorable reviews

January 23, 2017

theadvocate.com, Faimon Roberts, III -- Louisiana’s coastal authority began rolling out its new 50-year master plan Tuesday, drawing plaudits for the plan's readability and science but catching flak for endorsing projects that some worry will harm fishermen or coastal communities.

Opinion: Decision time for Louisiana’s coast

January 23, 2017

houmatoday.com, Keith Magill -- If you don't believe the dire predictions in today's front-page story on the state's latest plan to address coastal land loss, attend Tuesday's public hearing in Houma and find out for yourself.

Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Releases First Final Restoration Plan

January 20, 2017

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), along with the other state and federal agencies of the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group, announces the release of its “Final Restoration Plan #1,” which selects restoration projects to continue to address injuries to…

Interactive map shows flooding risk as Gulf rises and southern Louisiana continues to sink

January 18, 2017

The state has created an interactive, online map providing a realistic look at the future, which probably will be more shocking to residents than the words in the new Coastal Master Plan it is based on.

Local congressman gets drone demonstration

January 17, 2017

Nicholls State's use of drones to study barrier islands in Terrebonne Parish was the focus of a local congressman's visit to the university's farm.

Save coastal Louisiana, and you protect the rest of the nation

January 12, 2017

nola.com, Governor John Bel Edwards -- Since the presidential election there has been a renewed interest in boosting investment in our nation's aging or nonexistent infrastructure -- to do "something big" that would rejuvenate the economy and provide benefits across…

New Poll Shows Majority of Louisianians View Coastal Land Loss as a “Crisis”

January 11, 2017

Majority say coastal wetlands are important to them personally, support the state’s Coastal Master Plan (NEW ORLEANS – Jan. 11, 2017) Statewide, 93 percent of Louisiana voters say that protecting Louisiana’s coastal wetlands needs attention with 56 percent calling this…

Our Views: Without unity and resolve on coastal restoration, Louisiana will — literally — be sunk

January 8, 2017

Although most members of Louisiana’s newly constituted congressional delegation campaigned against big government when running for office, there’s at least one crisis facing the state that’s going to need massive help from Washington, D.C. to resolve.

America’s WETLAND Foundation: Fixing Permitting Problems Essential To Eliminating Coastal Restoration Time And Cost Overruns

January 6, 2017

In a New Year letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, R. King Milling, chair of America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF), says time is running out to save Louisiana's coast and urgent, emergency action must be considered, including…

Louisiana Releases Draft 2017 Coastal Master Plan to Meet Challenges of Land Loss

January 4, 2017

(NEW ORLEANS – January 3, 2017) This morning, Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) released its draft 2017 Coastal Master Plan that, if approved, will serve as the blueprint for the state’s coastal restoration and protection activities over the…

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