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$2 billion in restoration, levee projects to be put out to bid by Louisiana coastal authority in 2020

January 16, 2020

An unprecedented 28 major coastal restoration and flood protection projects, with a total construction value of $1.97 billion, will be put out to public bid this year by the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, according to the authority's executive…

Over $1.6M Awarded to Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority by EPA

January 16, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded over $1,611,426 to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for a project that would create 392 acres of marsh land in southwest Louisiana. This project will help restore marsh land in…

Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion could create, save 47 square miles of land over 50 years

January 8, 2020

The massive proposed $1.4 billion Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion, a few miles downriver from New Orleans, could create or save from erosion as much as 47 square miles of land and wetlands in Barataria Bay over its first 50 years, new…

State coastal spending plan includes projects in Terrebonne, Lafourche

December 19, 2019

The state plans to have at least 13 active coastal restoration or hurricane protection projects in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes through 2021.

$958M coastal authority draft plan released for 2021; here’s what projects that covers

December 19, 2019

A draft plan to spend $958 million in fiscal year 2021 on hurricane flood reduction and coastal restoration projects, with more than half the money coming from settlements related to the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, was presented Wednesday…

Officials reach cost-sharing agreement for multibillion dollar levee project

December 6, 2019

Louisiana will be able to count the value of $440 million in state- and parish-funded work toward its share of the cost of the multibillion-dollar Morganza-to-the-Gulf Levee System should federal dollars materialize, state and local officials say.

Louisiana, federal and local officials reach cost-sharing agreement for multibillion dollar levee project

December 6, 2019

Louisiana will be able to count the value of $440 million in state- and parish-funded work toward its share of the cost of the multibillion-dollar Morganza-to-the-Gulf Levee System should federal dollars materialize, state and local officials say.

$12.4M Watershed Grand Bayou Marsh Creation project complete

December 4, 2019

The $12.4 million Cameron-Creole Watershed Grand Bayou Marsh Creation project is finished, introducing more than 700 acres of marsh along the east shore of Calcasieu Lake in Cameron Parish.

Coastal states need resilience plans. Here are six essential elements.

November 21, 2019

Coastal states are turning to resilience planning to confront extreme weather and climate change. New Jersey, North Carolina and Florida have all hired chief resilience officers to oversee their states’ resilience strategies. Louisiana has been a leader in coastal resilience…

Committee OKs Bill Increasing Revenues for LA Coastal Protection

November 19, 2019

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources yesterday passed the Conservation of America’s Shoreline Terrain and Aquatic Life (COASTAL) Act which would increase Louisiana’s share of qualified Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas revenues under the Gulf of…

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