R. King Milling Statement on Release of 2012 Master Plan

“We have reached a milestone in Louisiana’s ongoing efforts to restore the values of our eroding coast in Louisiana known as America’s WETLAND. The Louisiana’s Legislature’s passage of the 2012 Coastal Master Plan represents a nationally significant comprehensive systems approach to coastal restoration and protection of one of the nation’s most critical natural resources.

“The State is doing its part to secure important economic and environmental assets that serve America by providing abundant energy, seafood, and agricultural resources, as well as the world’s largest port and navigation systems that underpin the U.S. economy and economies of 31 states served by the Mississippi River. Now, we call on the Federal Government to act accordingly and fund key projects in the Master Plan to thus ensure that our coast is less vulnerable to the rising tide and the greatest continuous loss of land on the planet.”