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  • 6 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise released the following statement after more than $1.6 billion was allocated by the Trump Administration for critical flood protection and coastal restoration projects in Southeast Louisiana.  “These hurricane protection and coastal restoration funds are critical for the protection of families and businesses throughout Southeast Louisiana. We count on our coastline and […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Delta Coalition is hosting ‘Boil for the Bayou’ on August 1 at Bayou Barriere Golf Club in Belle Chasse from 2-6 pm.  This event will be a Restoration Expo, which will allow the coastal parish communities to learn about coastal restoration projects from representatives of state agencies, engineering firms and NGOs. Exhibitors […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Congressmen Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Charles Boustany (R-LA) have announced that Louisiana could receive millions to fund harbor maintenance and dredging projects. The Cassidy-Boustany amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Act of 2014 will re-direct funds from the Department of Energy’s administrative offices to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to provide funding to […]

  • 15 January 2018
    Business & Finance

     Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy appeared before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works last week to introduce Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition Director Steve Cochran for a hearing on America’s water infrastructure needs and challenges. Cassidy warned that even as Louisiana is losing land by the minute, the federal government’s outdated and inefficient […]

  • 21 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has announced that the construction work is now underway on components of a permanent floodgate on Bayou Chene below Morgan City that will provide flood protection for portions of six parishes. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and St. Mary Parish Levee District (SMLD) are overseeing construction of the […]

  • 24 November 2009

    NEW ORLEANS — State officials are urging the Army Corps of Engineers to stop discarding sediment it dredges from the Mississippi River and use more of it to restore Louisiana’s eroded wetlands. Source: USA Today, November 23, 2009;

  • 1 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s coastal basins need help, the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) reported at the biennial State of the Coast Conference at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center yesterday. During a panel discussion led by CPRA Operations Chief Ignacio Harrouch, officials also said that much has been done in each of the basins, and […]

  • 10 February 2012

      U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu announced that the Army Corps of Engineers will provide $22.1 million in additional funding for major waterways in Louisiana. The decision comes after Sen. Landrieu and the Louisiana congressional delegation urged the Corps to provide the necessary investments in underfunded waterway projects in Louisiana. This announcement by the Corps […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board yesterday unanimously adopted a $748 million spending plan for coastal projects and programs in the coming fiscal year starting on July 1 and running through June 2020. According to an official CPRA’s release, the Louisiana Legislature will be asked to approve the expenditure of anticipated funds outlined in the […]

  • 20 July 2010

    In theory, Louisiana’s plan to hold back the BP oil spill sounds awe-inspiring, like an ancient myth made possible with oil-company money… By David A. Fahrenthold (cbsnews) [mappress] Source: cbsnews, July 20, 2010;

  • 8 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    As coastal lands in Louisiana erode, researchers, environmentalists and engineers are all searching for ways to preserve the marsh coastline. Now, a Florida State University researcher has developed a model to help stakeholders figure out what factors they need to consider to rebuild land in this fragile wetland. The model is outlined in the journal Geophysical […]

  • 24 August 2011

    U.S. Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (R-South Louisiana) announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared several parishes in Louisiana, including St. Landry, St. Martin and St. Mary, disaster areas in the wake of recent flooding. “This declaration guarantees the required aid will promptly reach Louisiana,” Boustany said. “The Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers put […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has announced that his bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the National Estuary Program (NEP) has passed both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and will now head to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Vitter’s bill provides critical funding for 4.2 million acres of wetlands in Louisiana. Authorization for […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Karim Belhadjali, who has more than 20 years’ experience in ecosystem restoration, storm and flood risk reduction, has joined Abt Associates as a Principal Associate of Environment and Natural Resources. Before joining Abt, Belhadjali worked for 15 years in Louisiana where he held multiple positions at the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). At CPRA, […]

  • 28 May 2010

    The federal government gave partial approval Thursday to Louisiana’s plan to keep oil out of coastal estuaries by dredging up new barrier… [mappress] Source: cnn, May 28, 2010;

  • 4 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has updated the status and shared the implementation timeline of the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion on the Federal Permitting Dashboard. The update indicates that the expected release of the draft environmental impact statement for this project will be November 2022, and a record of decision is expected by February 2024. […]

  • 13 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will host a webinar named ‘Sediment Diversions 101’ today. “Join Brad Barth, Mid-Basin Sediment Diversion Program Manager, for an interactive Sediment Diversions 101 presentation,” said CPRA. “We’ll give an overview on how these projects can address the root cause of Louisiana’s rapid coastal land loss by reconnecting the […]

  • 7 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has announced an $18 million partnership between the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority(CPRA) and the Cameron Parish Police Jury to add three additional miles of unique rock breakwaters to the shoreline that protects the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Cameron Parish. “Thousands of people come to Rockefeller Refuge every year to […]

  • 29 September 2011

    Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank yesterday announced $102 million for three Louisiana projects in the Barataria and Terrebone basins, to restore deteriorated wetlands and barrier island habitats along the state’s coast. These awards are funded by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) program. U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., Louisiana Coastal Protection […]

  • 15 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced yesterday, receipt of approval from the Army Corps of Engineers to Louisiana’s request to include the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project on the Federal Permitting Dashboard. The official request was submitted on January 28, 2019 by Chip Kline, CPRA Board Chair and Governor Edwards’ Executive Assistant for Coastal […]

  • 28 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    There is widespread, bipartisan support for action in addressing Louisiana’s coastal land loss crisis, according to a new poll released today by BDPC, LLC + Pinsonat and Restore the Mississippi River Delta. Of note, 79 percent of coastal voters said they support sediment diversions, large-scale engineering projects that would be strategically operated to direct sediment and fresh water from the […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for eligible contractors interested in providing Construction Management At-Risk (CMAR) services for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project. The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion will be the first controlled sediment diversion to reconnect the Mississippi River with its delta. A cornerstone project of Louisiana’s […]

  • 6 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Louisiana Senator John Kennedy, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, yesterday announced $25,116,998 in funding from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support coastal protection and restoration projects around Louisiana. “Louisiana’s marshes help protect residents from storms and remain home to some of America’s most awesome wildlife. This NOAA funding will help […]

  • 4 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The $18.7 million Queen Bess Island restoration project is now officially complete – making the Brown Pelican habitat ready for the 2020 nesting season. Standing on the shore of a remote island in Louisiana’s Barataria Basin, Gov. John Bel Edwards yesterday declared the newly-restored island officially reopened for nesting. “Before we started this restoration last […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Bill Cassidy recently applauded the passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) in the House of Representatives. This bill authorizes many critical infrastructure and hurricane protection projects for Louisiana, including Morganza to the Gulf. The conference report includes many reforms spearheaded by Congressman Cassidy. “This is a huge step forward in […]

  • 28 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The USACE New Orleans District Commander Col. Michael Clancy and Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana Board Chairman Chip Kline signed a partnering agreement on January 25 to design hurricane and storm damage risk reduction features in Calcasieu, Cameron and Vermilion parishes. Commenting the latest news, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, said: “Southwest Louisiana […]