Latest news: March 22, 2012
Coastal authority approves 50-year, $50 billion master plan
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). March 21, 2012.
“The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority today unanimously approved the 50-year, $50 billion five-year update of the state’s master plan for coastal restoration and hurricane storm surge protection, and sent it on to the Legislature. “Every community gets protection under this plan,” said authority chairman Garret Graves. “No one is left out and no one is left behind…” (Read more)
With tweaks, coastal plan heads to La. lawmakers
By Cain Burdeau, Associated Press. March 21, 2012.
“NEW ORLEANS – A $50 billion, 50-year proposal aimed at stopping coastal land loss in Louisiana was approved unanimously Wednesday by a governor’s panel and moved on to the state Legislature…” (Read more)
Landrieu: La. get $63.5M for hurricane recovery
Associated Press. March 22, 2012.
“NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says Louisiana is getting about $63.5 million in hurricane recovery funds that will be spent on levees, the Port of New Orleans, raising homes and to fix other damage from hurricanes Katrina and Rita…” (Read more)