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April Showers Bring May Flows: What That Means for Louisiana’s Wetlands

May 24, 2017

April showers usually bring May flowers. They also often bring higher river flows. The heavy rainfall within the Mississippi River’s enormous drainage basin over the last month is currently flowing down the river toward the Gulf of Mexico.

Groups claim Trump budget abandons Louisiana’s Coastal Erosion needs

May 24, 2017

A post-Katrina effort led by then-US Senator Mary Landrieu is under attack by a Trump budget proposal. The impact might have severe consequences upon the state's severe coastal erosion problem.

Louisiana’s money for coastal restoration is threatened again: Opinion

May 24, 2017

If President Donald Trump succeeds in getting Congress to pass a budget that kills an offshore revenue sharing agreement that was meant to help Louisiana fight against coastal erosion, then Randy Newman should create a new song called "Louisiana 2017."…

Louisiana officials on Trump’s plan to cut coastal funding: ‘deal breaker,’ will ‘set us back decades’

May 24, 2017

President Donald Trump's proposed budget would deal a huge blow to Louisiana's program for protecting and restoring its disappearing coast.

Louisiana coast money at risk in federal budget

May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump's first budget proposal calls for eliminating a key source of funding for coastal restoration, federal offshore oil revenue sharing.

Trump budget kills offshore oil revenue sharing for Louisiana, other Gulf states

May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal year 2018 budget calls for repealing the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, which Louisiana officials have counted on to provide up to $140 million a year for coastal restoration and hurricane protection projects included…

President Trump’s Budget Proposal Abandons Louisiana Coastal Restoration

May 23, 2017

(NEW ORLEANS – May 23, 2017) Earlier today, President Trump unveiled a budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 that would significantly set back coastal restoration and protection efforts in Louisiana. The proposal upends the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act…

$50 billion coastal master plan update moves to House floor

May 23, 2017

BATON ROUGE -- The House Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works moved without dissent on Monday (May 22) to report the 2017 update of the coastal Master Plan to the House floor. It also unanimously recommended moving an accompanying…

CPRA Board updated on POTUS response to Declaration of Coastal Emergency

May 18, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA. – May 17, 2017 – At its monthly meeting today in Baton Rouge, Deputy Director Chip Kline, Governor’s Office for Coastal Activities, provided an update to the CPRA Board on Governor Edwards’ Coastal Emergency Declaration, submitted in…

Louisiana’s $50 billion coastal master plan, $644 million annual plan OK’d by Senate

May 18, 2017

The latest version of Louisiana's $50 billion, 50-year coastal master plan, as well as the $644 million annual plan to fund its restoration and protection work next year, were approved Thursday (May 17) by the Louisiana Senate. Sen. Dan "Blade"…

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