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Rolling the tide back from Louisiana’s coast

May 3, 2017

In an effort to increase political will and attract national attention to perhaps one of the most urgent environmental issues in U.S. history, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency due to the state’s rapidly dissipating coastline…

Today is #CoastalDay, Here’s Everything You Need to Know

May 3, 2017

Today, May 2, is Coastal Day at the Louisiana Legislature. This annual event, organized by the Coast Builders Coalition, is designed to educate legislators about the vital work being done to protect and restore our coast. With the 2017 Coastal…

More than 100 Leading Businesses and Organizations Voice Support for Coastal Master Plan

May 3, 2017

(Baton Rouge, LA—May 2, 2017) As Coastal Day is celebrated at the legislature this week, ads signed by more than 100 Louisiana businesses, chambers of commerce, associations and non-profit organizations in support of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan will be…

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…

Coastal restoration protects, grows economy

April 18, 2017

In Louisiana we understand that coastal land loss significantly impacts our economy in addition to the environmental, cultural, and human toll it takes. The state of Louisiana has created an aggressive, 50-year, $50 billion Coastal Master Plan outlining a suite…

Acadiana’s coast included in governor’s master plan to save coastline

March 27, 2017

Governor John Bel Edwards stated Monday Louisiana is in a race against time to save the coastline. He now has an updated master plan ready to go before state leaders in April.

Gov. Edwards tells lawmakers LA is racing against time to save its coast

March 27, 2017

Declaring Louisiana is in "a race against time," Gov. John Bel Edwards backed the state's revised Coastal Master Plan, which comes before lawmakers in their annual spring session.

Key Louisiana coastal project facing five-year wait for federal permits

March 16, 2017

An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told a standing-room-only crowd at the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority board meeting in New Orleans today that it will likely be 2022 before the federal agency decides whether to…

Louisiana relies on dredging for navigation and land restoration

March 10, 2017

When maritime stakeholders think about dredging, they typically first conjure up visions of harbor deepening projects to accommodate those giant, post-Panamax boxships. Conversely, inland players hope for maintenance dredging in the heartland to keep the nation’s 31,000 cargo barges afloat…

Louisiana Governor Calls on President Trump to Expedite Coastal Infrastructure Projects

March 9, 2017

(NEW ORLEANS – March 8, 2017) This morning, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards sent a letter to the Administration outlining the state’s coastal restoration and protection infrastructure priorities. In his letter, Governor Edwards proposes that the Administration give high priority…