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$1.4 billion approved for West Shore Lake Pontchartrain hurricane levee, Comite diversion

July 9, 2018

Louisiana will get $1.4 billion in federal money for a  variety of flood and hurricane protection projects, including the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain hurricane levee in St. John the Baptist Parish, the Comite River Diversion Canal, and flood control projects in East Baton…

Hot Seat: What’s the latest on coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana

July 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — One expert joins the WDSU "Hot Seat" to discuss the state's efforts on coastal restoration and what Louisiana faces right now.

Associated Press Issues Correction on Reported Claims by Plaquemines Parish President

June 28, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Associated Press (AP) news service has issued a correction to a national news story in which AP quoted claims made by Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier, that the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority did not…

RESTORE Council Approves Louisiana’s $20 million Parish Matching Opportunities Program

June 25, 2018

Projects in six Louisiana coastal parishes have been approved by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) to receive a total of $20 million in matching funds through the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Parish Matching Opportunities…

My pledge to the people of Plaquemines Parish

June 12, 2018

Published in the Plaquemines Gazette, June 12, 2018 The resilient people and bounty of natural resources of Plaquemines Parish are important to Louisiana, and my administration is committed to protecting and ensuring their future. That is why the Coastal Protection…

The Fifth Season: Agency working to keep Louisiana coast from vanishing

June 7, 2018

wafb.com, Jeff Morrow -- Louisiana was most likely the last state formed many, many years ago. And the lifeblood for coastal creation is the invaluable sediment contained in the mighty Mississippi River.

Federal funding bill supports Roseau cane research

April 11, 2018

Congress recently passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that includes funding for Roseau cane scale research.

Coastal protection guest column: Louisiana land loss a crisis; here’s what we’re doing about it

April 4, 2018

As a Grand Isle native and former businessman, I’ve witnessed our coastal devastation firsthand. I’ve seen homes flood, productive fisheries disappear, hardworking citizens forced to change careers and move away, and industries relocate. I take this personally, and for me…

Whiskey Island restoration nears completion

March 16, 2018

Construction is nearing completion of the restoration of Whiskey Island, which helps protect Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes from storm surge. “We waited a long time for this,” Terrebonne Parish President Gordy Dove said today. “We still have a lot of…

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