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Louisiana, federal and local officials reach cost-sharing agreement for multibillion dollar levee project

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.

$12.4M Watershed Grand Bayou Marsh Creation project complete

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.

Coastal states need resilience plans. Here are six essential elements.

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…

Committee OKs Bill Increasing Revenues for LA Coastal Protection

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…

Island home to brown pelicans now a state wildlife refuge

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.

BP spill fines pay for the restoration of Queen Bess Island, a vital pelican nesting site

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.

Mr. Kline goes to Washington, pushing for more offshore drilling money for Louisiana

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…

Louisiana hopes to fight coast erosion by mimicking nature

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…

Save the Swamp: But, Beware the “Rougarou”

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…

Coalition seeks more offshore revenue

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.

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