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  • New bill to force BP's help with coastal restoration

    April 19, 2011 11:47 PM

    Senator David Vitter and Representative Jeff Landry are proposing legislation that would force BP to start paying-up for coastal restoration efforts. State officials say the Natural Resources Restoration Act would speed up the recovery process by almost a decade. Almost one year ago, the scene along the gulf shorelines... more »
  • Army Corps to embed with La. coastal agency

    July 28, 2010 4:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Army Corps of Engineers officials will be working closely with state officials to draw up a plan to restore coastal Louisiana. The corps plans to embed employees with Louisiana's Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration. Tom Holden, a deputy district engineer, says the corps needs to work... more »
  • Army Corps to embed with La. coastal agency

    July 28, 2010 4:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Army Corps of Engineers officials will be working closely with state officials to draw up a plan to restore coastal Louisiana. The corps plans to embed employees with Louisiana's Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration. Tom Holden, a deputy district engineer, says the corps needs to work... more »
  • Congressional money for La. coast moves forward

    July 21, 2010 5:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A key Senate appropriations subcommittee has approved $35.6 million in coastal restoration work in Louisiana. The Senate Appropriations subcommittee for energy and water approved spending $19 million for new coastal restoration work and $16.6 million on new coastal studies. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., called the spending... more »
  • Authority approves coastal outline

    March 18, 2010 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Although final revisions continue to be made, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana approved an annual plan of work during its meeting in Baton Rouge. The annual plan outlines what work the state expects to be done in coastal restoration and protection during the... more »
  • Vitter pushes to get coastal funds moving

    March 12, 2010 5:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) U.S. Sen. David Vitter is pushing an amendment that he says would get the funds from a coastal restoration program moving faster to states trying to fix damage from oil drilling. Vitter wants funds from the Coastal Impact Assistance Program to get spent faster. He thinks the... more »
  • Vermilion Lawmakers Push To Postpone Coastal Restoration Vote

    March 2, 2010 12:29 PM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has voted to delay until October putting a proposed 5.7-mill property tax for coastal storm protection before voters. The tax, if passed, would fund $20 million in bonds for coastal protection. The jury initially agreed at its last meeting in February... more »
  • Vermilion Parish police jury blocks delay in tax election

    February 18, 2010 7:27 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has voted to block an attempt by Juror Mark Poche to delay a special March election that calls for a 5.7 mill tax for coastal storm protection. Potential revenue from the tax, if passed, is expected to be used as leverage... more »
  • Vermilion Awarded Money for Coastal Restoration

    January 21, 2010 11:35 AM

    Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Task Force (CWPPRA) approved nine projects for design and construction that will ultimately benefit more than 3,100 acres of Louisiana’s fragile coastal wetlands, barrier islands and beaches. The task force approved the projects at its meeting... more »

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