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CPRA Releases Draft Initial Operations Plan for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Permitting Process

April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017 – Earlier today, officials from Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) briefed officials from a variety of local, state, and federal agencies regarding a draft initial operations plan for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. A cornerstone project…

CPRA Exploring All Means of Financing Coastal Protection and Restoration

March 16, 2017

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board received updates today on alternative methods that could potentially speed up the funding and implementation of projects identified in the $50 billion, 50-year Master Plan. The goal is to accomplish an expedited timeline…

Coastal Caminada Restoration Important to Economic Future of Port Fourchon, America’s Largest Energy Port

March 14, 2017

FORT FOURCHON, LA. (March 9, 2017) – Coastal restoration is more than just restoring marsh and shoreline ecosystems; for Louisiana’s working coast that restoration is a necessary protective buffer for people, homes, businesses and critical infrastructure that fuels our nation.

CPRA Solicits Proposals for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Engineering and Design

March 6, 2017

On March 6, the Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) released a Request for Statement of Interest and Qualifications (RSIQ) for eligible firms interested in providing engineering, surveying, and other technical support for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project.

CPRA Awards E & D Contracts for Deepwater Horizon NRDA Restoration Projects

March 3, 2017

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announces awards for engineering and design (E&D) contracts for coastal restoration projects to address injuries to natural resources caused by the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill.

Union Pacific Railroad Bridge Modification

February 21, 2017

Completion of the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge Modification project was celebrated today with a ribbon cutting on Bayou Lafourche at Donaldsonville in Ascension Parish. A key element of the $31 million Mississippi River Reintroduction into Bayou Lafourche projects funded through…

Gov. Edwards’ Request Granted, Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Identified for Permit Prioritization and Streamlining

January 24, 2017

BATON ROUGE — The White House Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council rendered approval to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ request to include Louisiana’s Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project on the Federal Permitting Dashboard, a government-wide effort to streamline the federal permitting and review…

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…