Apalachichola Times: Our opinion: Coastal money is sizeable investment

Our region doesn’t get nearly as much federal help restoring our coast as we need.

But Louisiana and our local parishes do get some assistance, and this year the amount is nearly $100 million.

Under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, or GOMESA, Louisiana and other Gulf states get a share of the oil money taken in by the federal government for offshore drilling. This year, Louisiana is getting $95 million, and Terrebonne and Lafourche combined will get nearly $2.5 million of that. The parishes will coordinate with the state on the projects they can manage locally that contribute to the long-term master plan.

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