December 6, 2019
Louisiana will be able to count the value of $440 million in state- and parish-funded work toward its share of the cost of the multibillion-dollar Morganza-to-the-Gulf Levee System should federal dollars materialize, state and local officials say.
December 4, 2019
The $12.4 million Cameron-Creole Watershed Grand Bayou Marsh Creation project is finished, introducing more than 700 acres of marsh along the east shore of Calcasieu Lake in Cameron Parish.
November 21, 2019
Coastal states are turning to resilience planning to confront extreme weather and climate change. New Jersey, North Carolina and Florida have all hired chief resilience officers to oversee their states’ resilience strategies. Louisiana has been a leader in coastal resilience…
November 19, 2019
The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources yesterday passed the Conservation of America’s Shoreline Terrain and Aquatic Life (COASTAL) Act which would increase Louisiana’s share of qualified Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas revenues under the Gulf of…
November 15, 2019
The state approved a resolution to covert an island near Grand Isle to a Louisiana wildlife refuge, increasing the amount of protection available for a vital home to brown pelicans.
November 7, 2019
A few miles north of Grand Isle, contractors race the clock in a first-of-its-kind island restoration. A $10 million dredging project is piecing back together Queen Bess Island, a major breeding ground for brown pelicans.
November 6, 2019
The chairman of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is scheduled to testify Thursday before a Congressional committee in support of legislation that would give coastal states a greater share of revenues generated by offshore drilling activity in the Gulf…
November 5, 2019
IRONTON, La. — Back when the Mississippi River flowed wild, its ever-shifting waters acted as a continent-sized earth mover, picking up sand and dirt from the North, depositing it in the Delta region and eventually creating the land that is…
November 1, 2019
Walking through a Louisiana swamp at night, the moon is full and the fog hangs low on the surface of an old bayou. All around, there is the movement of unseen life – the rustle of the swamp rabbit in…
October 28, 2019
Representatives from four states traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to urge lawmakers to increase their share of offshore oil and gas revenue.