For Immediate Release: July 7, 2010
Contact: Chris Macaluso
Governor Jindal to Join Secretary Mabus and Senator Landrieu for Coastal Flyover, Press Conference and Coastal Restoration Meeting in NEW ORLEANS
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal will hold a meeting of the state's Unified Command Group (UCG) in Baton Rouge. Later, the Governor will join Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Senator Mary Landrieu, Congressman Charles Boustany and Congressman Joseph Cao for a flyover of Louisiana's coastline. Secretary Mabus has been charged by President Obama with developing a long-term recovery plan for the Gulf Coast. At 2:05 PM, the Governor, Secretary Mabus and Senator Landrieu will hold a press conference in New Orleans at UNO, outside of the Alumni Auditorium. Following the press conference, the Governor will join Secretary Mabus, Senator Landrieu and a number of coastal stakeholders to discuss coastal restoration and hurricane protection efforts for Louisiana.
WHO: Governor Bobby Jindal
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus
Federal and Local Officials
WHAT: Governor Jindal holds press conference
WHEN: TODAY, Wednesday, July 7
WHERE: Outside of the UNO Alumni Auditorium
2000 Lakeshore Dr
New Orleans, LA, 70122
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The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's mandate is to develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive coastal protection and restoration master plan. For the first time in Louisiana's history, this single state authority will integrate coastal restoration and hurricane protection by marshalling the expertise and resources of the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Transportation and Development, and other state agencies, to speak with one clear voice for the future of Louisiana's coast. Working with federal, state and local political subdivisions, including levee districts, the CPRA will work to establish a safe and sustainable coast that will protect our communities, the nation's critical energy infrastructure, and our bountiful natural resources for generations to come. The CPRA of Louisiana was established by Act 8 of the 1st Extraordinary Session of 2005.