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bos2 Louisiana Moves Closer to Delivering on Coastal Restoration

By Kristin Tracz – Walton Family Foundation Blog – April 19, 2018
On April 2, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced an update to the permit timeline for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion – a project critical to the restoration and rebuilding of the Gulf coast. Following the announcement in January of an agreement between Louisiana state officials and federal agencies to modify the timetable for the project, the permitting process is now set to conclude in 2020 – 22 months earlier than previously projected. With a football field of land washing away every 100 minutes along Louisiana’s coast, this new timeline reflects the urgency with which we need to act to protect the coastal communities, economies and critical infrastructure threatened by land loss and rising seas. Read blog post here.

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