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Louisiana Establishes Natural Resource Damage Restoration Banking Regulations

February 17, 2017

New regulations have been proposed to establish procedures for the certification and operation of natural resource damage restoration banks in Louisiana.  These proposed regulations can be found in Title 43 of the Louisiana Administrative Code, Part XXXI, Chapter 1 (see…

A snapshot of coastal Louisiana’s economic importance:

February 16, 2017

Coastal Louisiana is an economic engine that feeds and fuels the nation, and its ports connect the U.S. with the world. Large-scale restoration of coastal Louisiana presents a huge opportunity to protect existing infrastructure and industry of national importance. It…

Letters: Coastal plan based on sound science

February 6, 2017

theadvocate.com, Johnny Bradberry -- Jeff Sadow, an associate political science professor in Shreveport, recently wrote a column that appeared in The Advocate stating that the latest draft of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan should be rejected by the legislature unless a…

Coastal plan could help diversify economy

February 3, 2017

houmatoday.com, Jordon Legendre -- As the public comment period continues on the state's 2017 Coastal Master Plan, local business leaders and coastal restoration activists say it presents not only an effort to save the coast but also an opportunity to…

La. Coastal Master Plan open for comment

January 31, 2017

theadvertiser.com, Claire Taylor -- Louisiana's proposed Coastal Master Plan containing $50 billion in coastal protection and wetlands restoration projects is open for public comment until March 26.

Master Plan Data Viewer updates allows for flood insight

January 30, 2017

donaldsonvillechief.com -- The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is releasing an update to the Master Plan Data Viewer, an online tool that lets residents learn more about their current and future flood risk. The viewer was created in response to…

State coastal agency says midyear budget cuts could delay restoration projects

January 26, 2017

thelensnola.org, Bob Marshall -- How could a potential $3.8 million budget cut to the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority end up costing $8 million?

State Progress On Federal Regulation Streamlining Crucial To Coastal Restoration Success

January 26, 2017

wateronline.com, Bob Marshall -- An announcement recently by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is being hailed by the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) as essential to coastal restoration. Word that the White House Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council rendered approval to…

Updated $50 billion plan for Louisiana’s coast unveiled, to mostly favorable reviews

January 23, 2017

theadvocate.com, Faimon Roberts, III -- Louisiana’s coastal authority began rolling out its new 50-year master plan Tuesday, drawing plaudits for the plan's readability and science but catching flak for endorsing projects that some worry will harm fishermen or coastal communities.

Opinion: Decision time for Louisiana’s coast

January 23, 2017

houmatoday.com, Keith Magill -- If you don't believe the dire predictions in today's front-page story on the state's latest plan to address coastal land loss, attend Tuesday's public hearing in Houma and find out for yourself.