BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration plans an expansion of coastal restoration and flood protection efforts that for the first time will target greenhouse gas emissions by Louisiana industry as a way to reduce future sea level rise.
“Louisiana will do its part to address climate change,” Edwards said Thursday. “Science tells us that rising sea level will become the biggest challenge we face, threatening to overwhelm our best efforts to protect and restore our coast. Science also tells us that sea level rise is being driven by global greenhouse gas emissions.”