Louisiana’s Coast and Communities Will Benefit from SHORRE Act Provisions

02.10.2022 | In Press Releases

Media Statement of Simone Maloz, Campaign Director, Restore the Mississippi River Delta

Today, Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Reps. Garret Graves (R-LA) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) introduced the Shoreline Health Oversight, Restoration, Resilience, and Enhancement (SHORRE Act), a bipartisan bill to address coastal and riverine impacts of climate change in the United States. In response, Restore the Mississippi River Delta Campaign Director Simone Maloz issued the following statement:

“Our nation desperately needs to fortify our natural protections from storm surge and sea level rise, which we have already begun here in Louisiana with the implementation of our science-based Coastal Master Plan. Provisions in the SHORRE Act will allow Louisiana to continue to advance critical storm protection and ecosystem restoration priorities for our vulnerable coastal communities and wildlife, while also better enabling others across the nation to follow suit. We thank members of Congress for prioritizing climate solutions through this effort, and we look forward to working with both sides of Congress to ensure we can meet the needs of our coastal communities.”

Provisions in the bill provide essential support to Louisiana coastal communities, wildlife and ecosystems, such as:

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Restore the Mississippi River Delta
Restore the Mississippi River Delta is working to secure a just, climate-resilient coast where people and nature thrive. As our region faces the crisis of land loss and climate change, we seek to advance an equitable, safer and flourishing coast for Louisiana’s communities, ecosystems and economy. Learn more at MississippiRiverDelta.org and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.