Gov. Edwards warns that coastal master plan must be guided by science, not politics

As Louisiana moves into an era of dramatically increased spending on coastal restoration projects – approaching $1 billion a year – the state’s leaders must remain guided by science and not politics, Gov. John Bel Edwards warned Wednesday (Nov. 7).

Speaking at a summit on the future of the state’s $50 billion, 50-year coastal master plan sponsored by the America’s WETLAND Foundation, Edwards said that with the movement towards construction of real projects on the ground, the days of the Legislature unanimously approving master plan updates, as it did in 2007, 2012 and 2017, are likely to be over.

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