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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…

The Infrastructure Opportunity Nobody Is Talking About – Yet

March 2, 2017, Steve Cochran -- In the divisive political atmosphere of 2017, there is one issue that leaders across the spectrum agree on: The immediate and compelling need to rebuild America’s worn and damaged infrastructure.

Mardi Gras Pass is building land. Here’s why it’s important.

February 24, 2017

With Mardi Gras celebrations in full swing, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation recently released a report examining two years of data collection and observations at Mardi Gras Pass – a naturally forming distributary of the Mississippi River that is building…

Union Pacific’s new tracks over Bayou Lafourche get official welcome in Donaldsonville

February 24, 2017, Ellyn Couvillion-- DONALDSONVILLE - In December, the Mississippi River began flowing into Bayou Lafourche faster than it has for the last half century, thanks in part to the $4.8 million transformation of a railroad crossing over the bayou.

LSU hosts summit on the national significance of La.’s Coastal Master Plan

February 17, 2017

Louisiana's coast is in danger and the state is taking measures to protect it.

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…