Louisiana Advanced Record-Breaking Number of Coastal Restoration Projects in 2020 Despite Challenges

December 15, 2020

In spite of this year’s many challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic and seven storms impacting the state, coastal restoration remained a priority for Louisiana in 2020. According to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Louisiana advanced 112 coastal projects this year, including 49 projects in construction. “In a year of unprecedented challenges, our […]

Governor John Bel Edwards Signed Two Executive Orders to Combat Climate Change in Louisiana

August 19, 2020

Laying the groundwork for a sustained effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight coastal erosion in Louisiana, on Wednesday, August 19 Governor John Bel Edwards signed two executive orders into law. The first one, Executive Order JBE 2020-18, established Louisiana’s first Climate Initiatives Task Force. The task force will include representatives from the scientific […]

Oil and Gas Firm Becomes First to Reach Coastal Restoration Settlement; Critics Respond

September 27, 2019

According to a report from Nola.com, Carmouche & Marcello, a Baton Rouge-based law firm representing Louisiana’s coastal parishes, reached a landmark settlement with the oil and gas firm Freeport McMoRan that is aimed at restoring damage to Louisiana’s coast. The mining giant agreed to pay a total of $100 million dollars in cash and environmental […]

New Orleans Continues Christmas Tree Recycle for Coastal Restoration

December 14, 2018

On Friday, Mayor Latoya Cantrell issued a statement reminding residents that New Orleans will continue to recycle Christmas trees to promote wetland restoration and to protect Louisiana’s coast. Last year, more than 8,000 trees were collected across Orleans Parish. They were then airlifted by the National Guard and placed into the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge […]

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