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Coastal states need resilience plans. Here are six essential elements.

November 21, 2019

Coastal states are turning to resilience planning to confront extreme weather and climate change. New Jersey, North Carolina and Florida have all hired chief resilience officers to oversee their states’ resilience strategies. Louisiana has been a leader in coastal resilience…

Committee OKs Bill Increasing Revenues for LA Coastal Protection

November 21, 2019

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources yesterday passed the Conservation of America’s Shoreline Terrain and Aquatic Life (COASTAL) Act which would increase Louisiana’s share of qualified Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas revenues under the Gulf of…

Island home to brown pelicans now a state wildlife refuge

November 15, 2019

The state approved a resolution to covert an island near Grand Isle to a Louisiana wildlife refuge, increasing the amount of protection available for a vital home to brown pelicans.

BP spill fines pay for the restoration of Queen Bess Island, a vital pelican nesting site

November 7, 2019

A few miles north of Grand Isle, contractors race the clock in a first-of-its-kind island restoration.  A $10 million dredging project is piecing back together Queen Bess Island, a major breeding ground for brown pelicans.

Mr. Kline goes to Washington, pushing for more offshore drilling money for Louisiana

November 6, 2019

The chairman of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is scheduled to testify Thursday before a Congressional committee in support of legislation that would give coastal states a greater share of revenues generated by offshore drilling activity in the Gulf…

Louisiana hopes to fight coast erosion by mimicking nature

November 5, 2019

IRONTON, La. — Back when the Mississippi River flowed wild, its ever-shifting waters acted as a continent-sized earth mover, picking up sand and dirt from the North, depositing it in the Delta region and eventually creating the land that is…

Save the Swamp: But, Beware the “Rougarou”

November 1, 2019

Walking through a Louisiana swamp at night, the moon is full and the fog hangs low on the surface of an old bayou. All around, there is the movement of unseen life – the rustle of the swamp rabbit in…

Coalition seeks more offshore revenue

October 28, 2019

Representatives from four states traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to urge lawmakers to increase their share of offshore oil and gas revenue.

CPRA Seeks Project Ideas for Sustainable Coast Master Plan

October 24, 2019

dredgemag.com, Dredging Review -- The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting project ideas that Louisiana citizens, governmental bodies and concerned organizations would like to see evaluated and considered for possible inclusion in the next Comprehensive Master Plan…

Loren Scott report measures positive impact of south Louisiana sediment diversions

October 16, 2019

“In Plaquemines Parish specifically, business sales within the parish are expected to increase by $2.3 billion and $7.2 million will be added to the local treasury. Constructing these projects would support an annual average of 391 jobs a year with…

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