|Posted on 3/28/2017 5:52:00 AM.|
Louisiana’s revised coastal restoration master plan will be taken up by lawmakers in the regular session, as part of the governor’s legislative package to protect and restore the state’s coast. The bill contains 120 projects to be completed over the next 50 years that will maintain over 800 square miles of coastal land. Jennings Senator Blade Morrish co-authored the legislation.
|Blade Morrish, coastal restoration, regular session, oil spill|
|Posted on 3/8/2017 5:38:00 PM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to cut the red tape so Louisiana can get started on coastal restoration projects. Chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Johnny Bradberry, says the projects are part of the coastal restoration masterplan.
|Johnny Bradberry, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, coastal restoration|
|Posted on 1/16/2017 11:50:00 AM.|
A recent poll commissioned by Restore the Mississippi River Delta finds over half of Louisianans polled believe coastal land loss is at a crisis, while 96% said it needs attention. Jimmy Frederick with the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana says saving the coast isn’t just about protecting coastal cities. He says it’s important for the entire state.
|Jimmy Frederick, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, coastal restoration|
|Posted on 1/11/2017 9:40:00 PM.|
Stabilizing the budget, flood recovery, criminal justice reform and coastal restoration are among John Bel Edwards’ goals as he begins his second year in the governor’s office. Edwards says last year he tackled a historic budget deficit with $850 million in cuts and urging the legislature to raise taxes to protect higher education and health care. He says comprehensive tax reform is needed this year.
|John Bel Edwards, budget, flood recovery, coastal restoration, criminal justice reform|
|Posted on 1/5/2017 6:45:00 AM.|
The state has released its revised coastal protection and restoration masterplan that’s designed to reduce hurricane storm surge and restore Louisiana’s vanishing coastline. Bren Haase with the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority says the plan proposes 120 projects.
|Bren Haase, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, coastal restoration|
|Posted on 10/27/2016 2:47:00 AM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards along with local lawmakers begin a two-day tour today where they’ll fly over the Louisiana coast and then visit offshore oil and gas facilities. State Rep. Jerome Zeringue of Houma will be with the governor and says trip’s primary purpose is to help the oil and gas industry and coastal restoration co-exist.
|Governor John Bel Edwards, Jerome Zeringue, coastal restoration, oil and gas industry|
|Posted on 10/26/2016 12:35:00 PM.|
State officials have wrapped up a two-day meeting discussing the importance of restoring Louisiana’s coast before it’s too late. Val Marmillion with America’s WETLAND Foundation says Louisiana could lose a third of its coast in the next 50 years. He says the five year revision of the coastal restoration plan will be released in January.
|Val Marmillion, John Bel Edwards, coastal restoration|
|Posted on 5/18/2016 12:44:00 PM.|
Democratic US Senate candidate Foster Campbell held a press conference today in Baton Rouge to discuss what he would do if elected as our U.S. Senator. Campbell says we need to address coastal restoration in Louisiana.
|Foster Campbell, US Senate, coastal restoration, minimum wage, internet|
|Posted on 7/6/2015 3:45:00 AM.|
Louisiana Radio Network's ongoing gubernatorial Q&A asked the four major gubernatorial candidates, "If elected, what steps will you take to rebuild Louisiana's coastline and how will you make sure that dollars intended for coastal restoration are actually used for that purpose?"
|coastal restoration, John Bel Edwards, David Vitter, Jay Dardenne, Scott Angelle|
|Posted on 2/3/2015 12:05:00 PM.|
In the new federal budget, President Obama is proposing that offshore revenue sharing, which would provide Louisiana millions of dollars in revenue for coastal restoration, be replaced with a plan that would spread that money across the nation for various issues. Senator Bill Cassidy says it seems the president doesn't care about the people affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
|coastal restoration, federal budget, offshore revenue sharing, Bill Cassidy|
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