Coastal erosion

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WWL Newsroom
May 29, 2020 - 3:04 pm
Legislation barring local governments from suing oil and gas companies for coastal damage fizzled in the Louisiana House after backers couldn't get enough lawmakers to lin eup in support the bill before the session ended.
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May 27, 2020 - 3:30 pm
The Louisiana House Natural Resources Committee has approved legislation that would terminate lawsuits filed by parishes that seek compensation from oil companies for contributing to coastal land loss. The bill’s author, Senator Michael Fesi (R-Houma), says these types of lawsuits should be filed...
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David Blake
August 24, 2019 - 4:12 pm
An LSU study finds Mississippi River diversions may actually do more harm than good for wetlands restoration. The study looked at three different diversions and found land loss, instead of creating or maintaining land. Coastal Sciences Professor Gene Turner says that runs contrary to the prevailing...
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Thomas Perumean
July 26, 2019 - 7:06 am
"Coastal Louisiana has never been an easy place to live," says Mark Davis, Director of the Tulane Institute for Water Resource Law and Policy. Davis says communities have always faced the challenges of storms, eroded islands and disappearing stocks of seafood and shellfish upon which many of these...
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March 28, 2019 - 2:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Almost 8,000 repurposed Christmas trees will be used to help restore an eroding wildlife refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's annual "Christmas Tree Drop" into Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge will be conducted Thursday. Officials say the trees will get a new life...
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April 17, 2018 - 3:10 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Scientists working on new ways to battle the erosion that threatens Louisiana's coastline have a dramatic new tool: a massive replica of the lower Mississippi River. The Louisiana State University's Center for River Studies is home to the newly opened Lower Mississippi...
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July 10, 2017 - 6:52 pm
(AP) - Research institutes in Louisiana and the Netherlands have agreed to work together on coastal protection and restoration initiatives. The Baton Rouge-based Water Institute of the Gulf announced Monday that it has signed an agreement with Deltares of the Netherlands to collaborate on research...
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Chris Miller
April 19, 2017 - 4:32 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards today signed an emergency proclamation declaring the state's coast to be in "a state of crisis and emergency." The proclamation is being sent to the White House and Congress to underline the importance of restoration projects. "The Louisiana coast is in a state...
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