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APPROVED: 2017 Coastal Master Plan and FY 2018 Annual Plan

June 2, 2017

The 2017 Coastal Master Plan and FY 2018 Annual Plan passed through the State House and Senate with unanimous bi-partisan support. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards released the press release below, praising lawmakers.

GOMESA state payments critical to state’s coastal protection and restoration program

May 23, 2017

BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor John Bel Edwards released a statement asking Louisiana's congressional delegation and neighboring Gulf Producing States to oppose President Trumps’ budget proposal, which calls for the elimination of GOMESA state payments.  “I am asking the Louisiana congressional…

CPRA Board updated on POTUS response to Declaration of Coastal Emergency

May 17, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA. – May 17, 2017 – At its monthly meeting today in Baton Rouge, Deputy Director Chip Kline, Governor’s Office for Coastal Activities, provided an update to the CPRA Board on Governor Edwards’ Coastal Emergency Declaration, submitted in…

Governor and legislators praise Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan

May 2, 2017

BATON ROUGE – May 2, 2017 – La. Gov. John Bel Edwards today joined with members of the House and Senate to acknowledge the state’s coastal accomplishments since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and outlined additional measures—including his emergency declaration--to deliver…

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.

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