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CPRA
01
May

CPRA: Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation Meeting

The mission of the Coastal Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Conservation includes but is not limited to assisting the State of Louisiana in the development and implementation of a holistic plan to achieve a sustainable coastal ecosystem, encompassing the entirety of Louisiana’s fragile coast from the Pearl River to the Sabine River, all...
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25
Apr

NOLA.com: State negotiating whether oil terminal can build next to Mid-Barataria diversion

Can a proposed $2.5 billion, 20-million-barrel crude oil export terminal on the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish coexist with Louisiana’s planned $1.4 billion Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion next door? The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is negotiating an agreement with the Plaquemines Port and Harbor Terminal District and Plaquemines Liquid Terminal LLC that could declare...
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25
Apr

NOLA.com: Louisiana gets $94.7 million in offshore money for restoration, flood protection

Louisiana will get $94.7 million in fiscal year 2018 Gulf of Mexico offshore oil revenue, almost $13 million more than the previous year, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced Thursday (April 25). The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will get $75.8 million of the money, which can be used for flood protection and...
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01
Apr

The New Yorker: Louisiana’s Disappearing Coast

The New Orleans Lakefront Airport was built by the Louisiana governor Huey P. Long on a tongue of fill that sticks out into Lake Pontchartrain. Its terminal was designed by the same architect Long had used to build a new Louisiana state capitol and a new governor’s mansion, and it was originally named for one...
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20
Mar

NOLA.com: Mid-Barataria diversion delayed several months

The most expensive coastal restoration project ever attempted in Louisiana will be delayed several months due to a series of permitting, design and engineering setbacks. On Wednesday (Mar. 20), the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced the $1.3 billion Mid-Barataria sediment diversion will likely not be completed until sometime in 2021. The CPRA had...
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24
Feb

The Advocate: Denied loan forgiveness, Louisiana officials ask for break on interest cost for levee system

State officials are planning to push the Trump administration this spring to forgive $2 billion in interest the state estimates it is on the hook to pay for the multibillion-dollar New Orleans-area flood prevention system. The move marks a retreat for state leaders, who previously asked to have both interest and principal — a total...
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07
Feb

The Lens: Residents seek answers as CPRA preps for big river diversions

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has a complex plan for reconnecting the Mississippi River with coastal regions that have steadily disappeared under Gulf waters. They have a detailed timeline for the effort, stretching over several years, and right now they have a huge amount of money to throw at these efforts. But they still...
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29
Jan

NOLA.com: Gov. Edwards taps Bren Haase as CPRA executive director

Bren Haase, a key employee of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority since its creation in 2005, was appointed Tuesday (Jan. 29) to be its executive director, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced. The move follows the resignation on Monday of executive director Michael Ellison, a North Carolina environmental consultant with a background in North Carolina...
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23
Jan

AWF Statement in response to Governor Edwards’ announcement of restored coastal funding and new leadership

BATON ROUGE, LA – The America’s WETLAND Foundation applauds Governor John Bel Edwards’ commitment to Louisiana’s coast and his announcement today to restore to the state’s coastal program $55 million in surplus dollars that were swept by the Jindal Administration. The dollars will now go where they were meant to go – to critically needed coastal...
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23
Jan

NOLA.com: What’s in Gov. Edwards’ $350 million coastal plan? Protecting LaPlace, levee repairs, more

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced plans Wednesday for spending about $350 million in coastal dollars, including money to accelerate a nearly half-century-old project to protect LaPlace and nearby areas. Most of the money – nearly $300 million – is from a federal revenue source of offshore oil and gas money called the Gulf of Mexico...
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