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Adding 3 miles of breakwaters at Louisiana wildlife refuge

August 12, 2019

ROCKEFELLER WILDLIFE REFUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is adding three miles of breakwaters to protect a state wildlife refuge where the shoreline is rapidly eroding and the bottom is extremely soft.

CPRA Partners with Grand Isle Independent Levee District on Grand Isle Protection Project

July 19, 2019

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has signed a partnership agreement with the Grand Isle Independent Levee District to close a large gap in the protective  breakwater alignment on the bayside of Grand…

Queen Bess Island Restoration Contract Awarded to Pontchartrain Partners, LLC Project Scheduled to Begin in August

July 3, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has awarded the contract to restore Queen Bess Island to Pontchartrain Partners, LLC., a Louisiana-based company headquartered in New Orleans. The $9.8 million construction contract is being funded through…

Louisiana’s Share of Federal Offshore Oil & Gas Revenue in FY19 Increases 14.4 Percent Over Previous Fiscal Year

April 26, 2019

Baton Rouge, La - Today, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has announced it will receive $75.8 Million in oil and gas revenue sharing from federal offshore waters. The 19 coastal zone parishes will receive $18.9 Million, bringing Louisiana’s total…

Many Louisiana Coastal Projects Being Funded With Billions of Dollars Resulting From Deepwater Horizon Fines and Settlements

April 17, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA. – Seven major coastal restoration projects in Louisiana totaling more than half a billion dollars have been completed and paid for with settlement money resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Projects working their way toward…

CMAR Contractor Selected for Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion

April 8, 2019

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) selected the Louisiana Diversion Company (LDC) to provide Construction Management At-Risk (CMAR) services for the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Project, the agency announced Monday.

CPRA Pledges $80 Million for Permanent Floodgate Across Bayou Chene

March 27, 2019

Governor John Bel Edwards announced that the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is pledging $80 million in funds from its share of Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act funds (GOMESA) to build a permanent floodgate across Bayou Chene…

CPRA Extends Comment Period for Regulations

March 21, 2019

All interested persons may submit comments relative to this proposed Rule, through the extended deadline of April 4, 2019, to Harry Vorhoff, counsel for CPRA, at Post Office Box 44027, Baton Rouge, LA 70804.

CPRA Board Unanimously Approves $748 Million Coastal Spending Plan for Fiscal Year 2020

March 21, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA. - Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board today unanimously adopted a $748 million spending plan for coastal projects and programs in the coming fiscal year starting on July 1 and running through June 2020.

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