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Louisiana Asks Congress to Consider its Investment in Restoration and Protection Projects as an Offset to Payback on the New Orleans Hurricane Risk Reduction System

October 13, 2016

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), the non-federal sponsor for the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) around greater New Orleans, sent its proposal for disputing an estimated three billion dollar cost-share of the system’s $15…

CPRA Solicits Proposals to Conduct Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Environmental Impact Statement

October 12, 2016

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced its plans to issue a Request for Proposal for qualified firms interested in conducting an Environmental Impact Statement on the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion will be the first major controlled…

RESTORE Council awards first grant for Gulf-wide Restoration to Louisiana for Barrier Island Project

September 30, 2016

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded a $7.3 million grant from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) for engineering and design of the West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization project under the…

Gulf oil spill fines to help restore barrier island

September 29, 2016

 About $7.3 million from fines levied in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be used to start a barrier island restoration project just east of Grand Isle.

Gulf Coast recovery is topic of New Orleans meeting in wake of Deepwater Horizon disaster

September 15, 2016

More than six years have passed since the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 people and dumped 4.9 million barrels of oil, and later this month officials from state and federal agencies responsible for overseeing recovery…

Major Step Taken to Bring Restoration and Protection to Southwest Louisiana Communities

April 22, 2016

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have now both agreed on a feasibility study that could mean billions of dollars for ecosystem restoration, hurricane protection and home elevations in Southwest Louisiana.