State officials attribute their return to the barrier islands southeast of mainland Louisiana to efforts to restore the coastal habitat.
Our coastline is the first line of defense against powerful Gulf storms. Restoring our coast from the dangers of erosion is both a necessary investment in Louisiana today, and in our future.
Congressman Troy A. Carter Sr. and House Republican Whip Steve Scalise announced that they have introduced bipartisan legislation that would update the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) to increase coastal states’ share of oil and natural gas revenue.
“We always say that our barrier islands are the first line of defense, and anything we have standing between us and the storm is going to help protect us in the event of those big storms that come in,” said…