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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, 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…

Securing offshore royalties is essential to Louisiana’s coast | Steve Scalise

February 27, 2018

Opinion by U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise On Aug. 29, 2005, southeast Louisiana was hit with a storm that would change the lives of Louisianians forever.

Coastal restoration project advances in Lafourche

February 27, 2018

A coastal restoration project in Lafourche Parish will advance to its construction phase next year. The announcement came after the project being awarded the money to do so earlier this month.

White House proposes keeping coastal funding in budget, after placing it on chopping block in past years

February 16, 2018

“The White House's proposed budget takes the ax to a wide range of domestic programs, but unlike in past years, federal oil money that funds Louisiana's coastal restoration efforts isn't on the chopping block.”