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CPRA
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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04
Jan

NOLA.com: $36 million Lost Lake marsh creation project completed: Gov. Edwards

The completion of a $36 million project to restore and nourish wetlands on the northern edges of Lost Lake in Terrebonne Parish was announced Friday (Jan. 4) by Gov. John Bel Edwards. Read more…
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06
Dec

Houma Courier: State’s coastal chief leaves for industry job

Governor names interim replacement.… The head of Louisiana’s coastal restoration program has stepped down to take a position in private business, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday. Johnny Bradberry had served as executive assistant for Coastal Activities and chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority since Edwards took office in 2016. Read more...
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27
Nov

Schedule a Tour of the LSU Center for River Studies for your Class

Calling all 4th-12th grade educators, @LouisianaCPRA is NOW scheduling class tours for 2019. Visit coastal.la.gov to find out more. #OurCoast
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16
Nov

NOLA.com: Louisiana to get $91 million in fiscal year 2018 federal oil and gas revenue

By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Oil and gas produced from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico and on federal land in Louisiana in fiscal year 2018 will add $91 million to the budgets of the state and coastal parishes, the Interior Department announced recently, with much of the money dedicated to state...
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