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  • USDA to spend $32 million on wetland restoration

    May 22, 2012 6:22 AM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A $32 million set of projects across seven states in the Mississippi River Basin will restore a variety of wetland types, from Iowa to Louisiana. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it will work with state agencies and private groups to embark upon the... more »
  • Iberville officials ask for restoration of tax

    March 22, 2012 10:36 AM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - Iberville Parish voters will decide Saturday whether to restore a lapsed, decades-old property tax that school system officials say is vital to pay for utilities, pest control, garbage collection and a number of other services. If the tax proposition were to fail, school Superintendent Ed Cancienne... more »
  • Eunice City Lake Resoration Starts

    September 21, 2011 7:04 PM

    The Eunice City Lake is finally getting restored, eleven years after a hazardous train explosion. Thirty-three train cars derailed and two exploded in May 2000- not far from the water's edge. The accident released potentially hazardous materials and chemicals in the air. However, officials guaranteed their were no health... more »
  • EPA names director for Oil Spill Restoration Panel

    October 26, 2010 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Florida native and consultant on environmental and land issues has been given the job of executive director for a panel set up to handle ecosystem restoration from the BP oil spill. John Hankinson Jr. will handle the daily affairs of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration... more »
  • 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act

    October 14, 2010 2:35 PM

    KATC is at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA)today. The event, "A Renewed Call to Action" is being held at southwestern Louisiana at the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge. In its 20 year tenure, CWPPRA has approved 148 projects benefiting... more »
  • $31.3M Recovery Grants for Louisiana, Gulf

    August 16, 2010 7:19 PM

    Loading WASHINGTON – U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke visited Louisiana today to hear from local business owners and community members who have been directly affected by the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. At an economic roundtable... more »
  • Sandra Bullock Wants More Info. About Gulf Coast Restoration Video

    July 30, 2010 12:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A spokeswoman for Sandra Bullock says the actress wants her parts of a video promoting Gulf Coast restoration removed until she learns whether oil companies influenced it. The statement Thursday came after the website DeSmogBlog called the campaign an industry push to get support for drilling... more »
  • State of the Coast Conference

    June 8, 2010 7:21 PM

    Three organizations are gathering in Baton Rouge to discuss the Gulf Oil Spill's effects on Louisiana's wetlands. Over 650 people are attending the State of the Coast Conference. The groups: The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, The US Army Corps of Engineers, and The Coalition to Restore Coastal... 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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