AWF participated in Coastal Day at the State Legislature on April 4, 2016, at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. In the morning session, AWF Senior Advisor Sidney Coffee made a presentation on the importance of private investment in coastal restoration to legislators, the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities and representatives of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
WWL RADIO’S GARLAND ROBINETTE STAYS ON COASTAL COURSE
On Wednesday, April 5, AWF Managing Director Val Marmillion joined New Orleans’ WWL radio host Garland Robinette on the “Think Tank” to discuss the latest report from the science journal, “Nature,” which said that in 80 years the Gulf of Mexico will overtake Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes
“Everything shouldn’t be political games in Louisiana,” Marmillion said. “We have to take the best knowledge we have – most of it grown in Louisiana by our universities – and apply that knowledge to the coastal master plan developed over the past 10 years. It’s the only way to turn back the tide to rebuild these low-lying areas in Louisiana’s lower parishes.”
The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will receive more than $4.4 billion in Clean Water Act (CWA) penalties resulting from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.