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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…

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…

Louisiana’s Largest Coastal Project Completed Below Port Fourchon

March 21, 2017

PORT FOURCHON, LA.  (March 21, 2017) – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards today unveiled the newly-completed restoration of the Caminada Headlands, a 13-mile stretch of beach and dune running from the Belle Pass outlet of Bayou Lafourche eastward to Caminada…

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.

Gov. Edwards Sends President Trump List of Priority Coastal Protection Infrastructure Projects

March 8, 2017

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter to President Donald Trump detailing a list of high priority coastal protection infrastructure projects to be considered under the president’s executive order, Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects.…