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The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana Announces Awardees to Receive First Round of Oil Spill Grants

June 21, 2017

Enhancing sediment retention of diversions and improving flood risk assessment are just two of thirteen research projects recently funded through the first round of Louisiana’s RESTORE Act Center of Excellence grant process.

CPRA Outlines to White House Environmental Review and Permitting Challenges Affecting Coastal Master Plan Implementation and Potential Solutions

June 16, 2017

BATON ROUGE - In a white paper issued today by Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), the State summarized a number of challenges regarding federal environmental reviews and permitting that have the potential to slow important coastal restoration projects…

Regular Legislative Session Proved Positive for Coastal Efforts

June 9, 2017

BATON ROUGE - The just-concluded 2017 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature contained good news for the state’s ongoing program to protect and restore our coast. The approved legislation allows the continuation of established successful efforts while adding new mechanisms…

APPROVED: 2017 Coastal Master Plan and FY 2018 Annual Plan

June 2, 2017

The 2017 Coastal Master Plan and FY 2018 Annual Plan passed through the State House and Senate with unanimous bi-partisan support. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards released the press release below, praising lawmakers.

GOMESA state payments critical to state’s coastal protection and restoration program

May 23, 2017

BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor John Bel Edwards released a statement asking Louisiana's congressional delegation and neighboring Gulf Producing States to oppose President Trumps’ budget proposal, which calls for the elimination of GOMESA state payments.  “I am asking the Louisiana congressional…

Governor and legislators praise Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan

May 2, 2017

BATON ROUGE – May 2, 2017 – La. Gov. John Bel Edwards today joined with members of the House and Senate to acknowledge the state’s coastal accomplishments since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and outlined additional measures—including his emergency declaration--to deliver…