Louisiana gets $94.7 million in offshore money for restoration, flood protection

Louisiana will get $94.7 million in fiscal year 2018 Gulf of Mexico offshore oil revenue, almost $13 million more than the previous year, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced Thursday (April 25).

The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will get $75.8 million of the money, which can be used for flood protection and coastal restoration projects. The state’s 19 coastal parishes will distribute $18.9 million.

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