coastal restoration News

Dredge Scarcity Could Make Rebuilding Coast Slower, Costly

NEW ORLEANS — Just as Louisiana begins an ambitious slate of projects to rebuild its crumbling coastline, the essential ingredients — sea sand and river silt — will be harder to come by. That’s not because these materials are rare; …

Judges Approve New Jersey Coastal Dune Projects, Despite Protesting Residents

Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s administration’s plan for storm protection along the entire 127 miles (204 kilometers) of New Jersey’s coast was endorsed by two courts this week, but residents of some beach towns still aren’t happy. A state judge on …

Louisiana’s Eroding Coast a $100B Nightmare for Big Oil

From 5,000 feet up, it’s difficult to make out where Louisiana’s coastline used to be. But follow the skeletal remains of decades-old oil canals, and you get an idea. Once, these lanes sliced through thick marshland, clearing a path for …

First Louisiana Flood Board Oil Suit Settlement Earmarked for Coast

Money from the first and only settlement so far in a Louisiana flood board’s lawsuit against dozens of energy companies will be placed in a special account dedicated to coastal restoration. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East voted Thursday to …

Panel Backs Oil Lawsuit Supporter for Louisiana Flood Board

A supporter of a lawsuit against the oil industry was re-nominated Thursday to a seat on a south Louisiana flood control board, despite Gov. Bobby Jindal’s vehement opposition to the lawsuit. The nominating committee for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection …

State Coastal Chief Assails Suit Against Oil, Gas

Louisiana’s coastal restoration chief is telling legislators that a New Orleans area flood authority’s lawsuit against oil and gas companies throws a monkey wrench in the state’s coordinated effort to fight wetlands loss. Garret Graves said oil and gas interests …