Gov. Blanco remembered by coastal authority for shaping state coastal protection, restoration efforts

Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco’s role in shaping Louisiana’s hurricane protection and coastal restoration efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was showcased Wednesday during the monthly meeting of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority she helped form.

“It is my belief that her greatest achievement as governor was how she changed public policy related to hurricane protection and coastal restoration in this state,” CPRA Chairman Chip Kline said at the beginning of a four-hour meeting in the Louisiana Capitol.

“The fact is … that (without her) none of us would be sitting on this board today or in this room today,” he said. “If it weren’t for Gov. Blanco, there would be no CPRA, no (coastal) Master Plan, no annual plan and probably no GOMESA revenue stream.”

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