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Speed — and caution — urged on Louisiana’s 50-year plan to save its coast

January 27, 2017, Mark Schleifstein -- Now that four public hearings have been held on Louisiana's new $50 billion, 50-year plan to save its southern flank, staff at the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority turn to tweaking the draft before presenting it…

State coastal agency says midyear budget cuts could delay restoration projects

January 26, 2017, Bob Marshall -- How could a potential $3.8 million budget cut to the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority end up costing $8 million?

State Progress On Federal Regulation Streamlining Crucial To Coastal Restoration Success

January 26, 2017, Bob Marshall -- An announcement recently by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is being hailed by the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) as essential to coastal restoration. Word that the White House Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council rendered approval to…

Mid-Barataria sediment diversion is granted fast-track permitting

January 25, 2017, Mark Schleifstein -- The proposed Mid-Barataria sediment diversion near Myrtle Grove, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, has been approved by a White House council for streamlining its federal permitting and review process, Louisiana…

Updated $50 billion plan for Louisiana’s coast unveiled, to mostly favorable reviews

January 23, 2017, Faimon Roberts, III -- Louisiana’s coastal authority began rolling out its new 50-year master plan Tuesday, drawing plaudits for the plan's readability and science but catching flak for endorsing projects that some worry will harm fishermen or coastal communities.

Opinion: Decision time for Louisiana’s coast

January 23, 2017, Keith Magill -- If you don't believe the dire predictions in today's front-page story on the state's latest plan to address coastal land loss, attend Tuesday's public hearing in Houma and find out for yourself.

Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Releases First Final Restoration Plan

January 20, 2017

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), along with the other state and federal agencies of the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group, announces the release of its “Final Restoration Plan #1,” which selects restoration projects to continue to address injuries to…

Interactive map shows flooding risk as Gulf rises and southern Louisiana continues to sink

January 18, 2017

The state has created an interactive, online map providing a realistic look at the future, which probably will be more shocking to residents than the words in the new Coastal Master Plan it is based on.

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, 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…