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The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana Announces Awardees to Receive First Round of Oil Spill Grants

June 21, 2017

Enhancing sediment retention of diversions and improving flood risk assessment are just two of thirteen research projects recently funded through the first round of Louisiana’s RESTORE Act Center of Excellence grant process.

CPRA Outlines to White House Environmental Review and Permitting Challenges Affecting Coastal Master Plan Implementation and Potential Solutions

June 16, 2017

BATON ROUGE - In a white paper issued today by Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), the State summarized a number of challenges regarding federal environmental reviews and permitting that have the potential to slow important coastal restoration projects…

State Legislature Approves 2017 Coastal Master Plan

June 2, 2017

The Louisiana State Legislature has approved the state’s 50-year plan to protect and restore Louisiana’s coast. The 2017 Coastal Master Plan was passed unanimously through the State House and Senate with unanimous bipartisan support. The master plan was submitted to…

Executive Office of the President Council on Environmental Quality responds to Governor Edwards

May 30, 2017

Response to Governor Edwards, from Executive Office of the President, CEQ: “We appreciate the national significance of Louisiana’s coastal area for energy production… look forward to working with you to advance solutions to respond to the coastal land and wetlands losses…

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…

CMAR Overview and FAQ

May 8, 2017

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…

2017 Coastal Master Plan approved by CPRA Board

April 20, 2017

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority approved and released its finalized updates to the 50 year / $50 billion plan that aims to protect and restore the Louisiana coast. The 2017 Coastal Master plan was developed through a robust science…