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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…

CPRA Announces Coastal Science Assistantship Recipients

March 3, 2023

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) today announced recipients of its annual Coastal Science Assistantship Program (CSAP). CSAP enables faculty members of Louisiana institutions to fund Master of Science students enrolled full-time at Louisiana colleges…

Gov. Edwards Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary of World-Class Center for River Studies

February 23, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards joined officials from Louisiana State University (LSU), the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF), and local and federal elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Garret Graves,…

CPRA Receives over $2 Billion in Funding for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Construction

February 1, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. - Today, the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG), the group of state and federal agencies responsible for overseeing and approving spending Deepwater Horizon natural resource damages oil spill settlement dollars in Louisiana, approved $2.26 billion in funding…

PUBLIC HEARINGS: FY 2024 Draft Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan

February 1, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will hold the following public hearings to receive public comments on the Fiscal Year 2024 Draft Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan. Monday   |   February 6   |   5:30 PM Iberville Parish…

Coast and Climate 101 Meeting coming to North Louisiana

January 31, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. - North Louisiana residents have an opportunity to learn about two of the biggest issues affecting the state's future at an upcoming meeting in Shreveport. Join leaders from the Governor’s Climate Initiatives Task Force, the Louisiana Coastal…

USACE Selects CPRA’s River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp as Mitigation for West Shore Lake Pontchartrain

January 23, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. - Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) received confirmation that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New Orleans District selected the River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp (MSP) as a mitigation feature for the…

CPRA and Parish Officials Celebrate Coastal Progress in St. Bernard Parish

January 20, 2023

SHELL BEACH, La. – Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) joined parish officials to celebrate progress on coastal restoration projects in St. Bernard Parish. CPRA Chairman Chip Kline and Executive Director Bren Haase were joined by St.…