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Gov. Edwards Announces Resignation of CPRA Chairman Chip Kline

May 31, 2023

Baton Rouge, La. - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that Chip Kline will resign effective July 3, 2023, as director for Coastal Activities and Chairman of Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). Gov. Edwards has named Bren Haase…

Gov. Edwards, CPRA Celebrate Passage of 2023 Coastal Master Plan and FY 2024 Annual Plan

May 25, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards commended the Louisiana Legislature for unanimously passing the 2023 Coastal Master Plan and the Fiscal Year 2024 Annual Plan. These two measures, filed as Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 17 by Sen. Bob Hensgens…

CPRA Extends Condolences to Family, Friends, and Colleagues of Water Institute CEO Justin Ehrenwerth

May 13, 2023

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority extends our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Justin Ehrenwerth, who led The Water Institute as President and CEO for the past seven years. Justin embodied what it…

Gov. Edwards Joins CPRA, Plaquemines Parish to Celebrate Completion of Spanish Pass Project

May 12, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. – Gov. John Bel Edwards joined the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and Plaquemines Parish officials today in cutting the ribbon on the Spanish Pass Increment of the Barataria Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation Project,…

Gov. John Bel Edwards Proclaims Coastal Industry Week in Louisiana

April 24, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana is celebrating the organizations around the state working proactively toward a more sustainable and resilient coast. Gov. John Bel Edwards officially proclaimed April 24th - April 28th as Coastal Industry Week for the state. “I…

CPRA Board Approves 2023 Coastal Master Plan and FY 2024 Annual Plan

April 19, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board (CPRA) voted unanimously to approve the 2023 Coastal Master Plan and the Fiscal Year 2024 Annual Plan. The Coastal Master Plan is a living document that is required…

CPRA Announces Coastal Industry Week Events

April 18, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. — Coastal Day at the Legislature will be held on Monday, April 24, 2023. This year, Coastal Day will kick off Coastal Industry Week to increase opportunities for coastal stakeholders to engage with Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority…

House of Representatives Passes Parity in Revenue Sharing for Coastal States

March 30, 2023

Majority Leader Steve Scalise’s H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, reforms GOMESA and initiates revenue sharing from offshore wind for the first time. BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Chip Kline applauds the…

CPRA and CTAC to Host Networking Event on Coastal Day

March 28, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Coastal Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) are teaming up to provide companies an opportunity to network as part of Coastal Day 2023. CPRA and CTAC will host…

CPRA Receives NFWF Funding Allocation for Construction of Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

March 8, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) Board of Directors approved the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s (CPRA) request to dedicate $660 million toward construction of the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. This funding represents the final…