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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…

Third-Party Environmental Impact Statement Contractor Selected for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

January 4, 2017

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has selected Gulf Engineers & Consultants (GEC) as the contractor to conduct the third party Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion (MBSD). CPRA submitted an updated permit application to the…

Guest column: Spend coastal money quickly

December 22, 2016

How can Louisiana get more out of the billions of dollars coming its way for marsh restoration in the next few decades?

CPRA Planning Once-Monthly Office Hours in Plaquemines Parish

December 22, 2016

“Officials with the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will be available to discuss issues and concerns with Plaquemines Parish citizens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. onWednesday, December 21, in Room 206 of the Plaquemines Parish Governmental Building in…