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Senate committee approves coastal restoration plan

April 28, 2017

BATON ROUGE — The $50 billion master plan to restore and protect Louisiana’s coastline over a 50-year period saw approval by a Senate committee Thursday.

Louisiana coastal master plan is subject of TV, radio show

April 26, 2017

The 2017 update of Louisiana's $50 billion, 50-year master plan for coastal restoration and hurricane flood protection will be the subject of Louisiana Public Broadcasting's Louisiana Public Square show on Wednesday (April 26). The 7 p.m. program is carried on…

Loss of Louisiana coastal land is an ongoing emergency: Editorial

April 24, 2017

Gov. John Bel Edwards is trying to make Louisiana's vanishing coast a national priority. He officially declared the erosion of the state's coastline an emergency Thursday (April 20) and plans to send Proclamation Number 43 JBE 2017 to President Donald…

Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency for Louisiana Coast

April 19, 2017

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an emergency proclamation declaring the Louisiana Coast in a state of crisis and emergency. The emergency proclamation will be sent to President Donald Trump and members of Congress as a necessary means of raising…

Coastal restoration protects, grows economy

April 18, 2017

In Louisiana we understand that coastal land loss significantly impacts our economy in addition to the environmental, cultural, and human toll it takes. The state of Louisiana has created an aggressive, 50-year, $50 billion Coastal Master Plan outlining a suite…

Getting Down to Basics: The Environmental Impact Statement Process for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

April 6, 2017

As CPRA advances the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion and other priority projects toward construction, Restore the Mississippi River Delta staff experts will aim to give you updates on key steps of the process.

Edwards releases details on coastal protection plans

March 28, 2017

Gov. John Bel Edwards has released details on proposed legislation for protecting and restoring Louisiana’s coast. These proposals are part of the governor’s legislative package that will be considered in the Regular Session that is set to begin on April…

‘We are in a race against time’: Louisiana governor urges $50 billion coastal plan

March 28, 2017

Gov. John Bel Edwards urged the Louisiana Legislature on Monday (March 27) to approve the 2017 update of the state's $50 billion, 50-year master plan for coastal restoration and hurricane protection. He also backs the $644 million annual plan that…

Acadiana’s coast included in governor’s master plan to save coastline

March 27, 2017

Governor John Bel Edwards stated Monday Louisiana is in a race against time to save the coastline. He now has an updated master plan ready to go before state leaders in April.

Gov. Edwards tells lawmakers LA is racing against time to save its coast

March 27, 2017

Declaring Louisiana is in "a race against time," Gov. John Bel Edwards backed the state's revised Coastal Master Plan, which comes before lawmakers in their annual spring session.