USA: Congressman Nets Results in Push for Funding of Southwest Louisiana Coastal Study
Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., issued the following statement yesterday after the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) allocated additional funding in the amount of $400,000 for the Southwest Louisiana Coastal Study:
“In December, I received an update from Major General Merdith Temple of the Corps as to the status of this study. I received this wonderful news for South Louisiana. Funding remains the critical piece in completing the Southwest Louisiana Coastal Study. Comprehensive hurricane protection and restoration in South Louisiana has been a primary focus of mine since entering Congress, and completion of the study will remain a top priority. This allocation serves as a testament to my effort.
“The Southwest Louisiana Coastal Study will provide critical safety information not just to those on the Gulf Coast but will serve as a comprehensive hurricane and storm protection model for the rest of the country. I continue to focus on achieving concrete results when it comes to fighting for the rights of our coastal communities.”
Dredging Today Staff, February 9, 2012;