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Island home to brown pelicans now a state wildlife refuge

November 15, 2019

The state approved a resolution to covert an island near Grand Isle to a Louisiana wildlife refuge, increasing the amount of protection available for a vital home to brown pelicans.

BP spill fines pay for the restoration of Queen Bess Island, a vital pelican nesting site

November 7, 2019

A few miles north of Grand Isle, contractors race the clock in a first-of-its-kind island restoration.  A $10 million dredging project is piecing back together Queen Bess Island, a major breeding ground for brown pelicans.

Mr. Kline goes to Washington, pushing for more offshore drilling money for Louisiana

November 6, 2019

The chairman of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is scheduled to testify Thursday before a Congressional committee in support of legislation that would give coastal states a greater share of revenues generated by offshore drilling activity in the Gulf…

Louisiana hopes to fight coast erosion by mimicking nature

November 5, 2019

IRONTON, La. — Back when the Mississippi River flowed wild, its ever-shifting waters acted as a continent-sized earth mover, picking up sand and dirt from the North, depositing it in the Delta region and eventually creating the land that is…

Save the Swamp: But, Beware the “Rougarou”

November 1, 2019

Walking through a Louisiana swamp at night, the moon is full and the fog hangs low on the surface of an old bayou. All around, there is the movement of unseen life – the rustle of the swamp rabbit in…

Coalition seeks more offshore revenue

October 28, 2019

Representatives from four states traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to urge lawmakers to increase their share of offshore oil and gas revenue.

CPRA Seeks Project Ideas for Sustainable Coast Master Plan

October 24, 2019, Dredging Review -- The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting project ideas that Louisiana citizens, governmental bodies and concerned organizations would like to see evaluated and considered for possible inclusion in the next Comprehensive Master Plan…

Loren Scott report measures positive impact of south Louisiana sediment diversions

October 16, 2019

“In Plaquemines Parish specifically, business sales within the parish are expected to increase by $2.3 billion and $7.2 million will be added to the local treasury. Constructing these projects would support an annual average of 391 jobs a year with…

Building sediment diversions could add $3.1 billion, 4,000 jobs to local economy, study says

October 16, 2019

“A new study of the economic effects of building the state’s proposed $700 million Mid-Breton and $1.15 billion Mid-Barataria sediment diversions in Plaquemines Parish concludes they would increase regional sales revenue by $3.1 billion and support nearly 4,000 jobs over…

New Study Shows Construction of Sediment Diversions Will Deliver Significant Economic Benefits

October 16, 2019

“A new report released today by Dr. Loren C. Scott & Associates, Inc. details the regional economic impacts of building the Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton sediment diversions. The report, “The Economic Impact of Constructing the Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Projects”…