11/11/2014
Updated: On November 12, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) selected their five projects to nominate to the RESTORE Council (Council) for RESTORE Act “bucket 2” money. Each Council member can propose five projects for consideration by November 17th. Bucket 2 is dedicated for ecosystem restoration, and is the only bucket of RESTORE Act money (of which there are five), that the Council itself will decide how the money is spent.  read the article »
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THANK YOU TO THE VOTERS OF LOUISIANA! Constitutional 8 Passed! Big thanks to Senator Allain for introducing the bill in 2013 and thanks to these members of the House who co-sponsored the bill to bring it before the voters in 2014: Representatives Neil Abramson, Taylor F. Barras, Johnny Berthelot, Robert E. Billiot, Stuart J. Bishop, Chris Broadwater, Henry Burns, Tim Burns, Roy Burrell, Thomas Carmody, Simone Champagne, Kenny Cox, Gordon Dove, A.B. Franklin, Ray Garofalo, Jerry "Truck" Gisclair, John E. "Johnny" Guinn, Joe Harrison, Cameron Henry, Bob Hensgens, Dorothy Sue Hill, Sam Jones, Eddie Lambert, Nancy Landry, Joseph Lopinto, Jack Montoucet, Jim Morris, Gene Reynolds, Clay Schexnayder, Karen St. Germain, Major Thibaut, and Lenar Whitney. (photo taken by Chris Macaluso) read the article »
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, as administrator of Louisiana’s Scenic Rivers System, is currently considering Scenic River Permit Applications for water withdrawals from the Amite River associated with well fracturing. A hearing will be held on October 29, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at St. Helena Parish Police Jury, 17911 Highway 43 N in Greensburg, LA 70441. UDPATE: LWF attended the hearing and submitted a letter of comment. read the article »
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