Boustany Announces RESTORE Act Funding to Reinforce Louisiana’s Coastline

Washington, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) issued the following statement after the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announced that they will award a project grant totaling $7,259,216 to Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) Act. The primary objective of the project is to address Gulf shoreline erosion and replenish storm surge protection by building an enhanced dune and back barrier marsh habitat in Jefferson Parish.

Boustany said: “Unprecedented disasters have wreaked havoc on Louisiana’s fragile coastline, and we must do everything in our power to protect it. This project will provide reinforcement to an area that badly needs it. Our job is not done, and I will continue working with state and federal officials to ensure our coastline gets the funding for protection and restoration it needs.”

The RESTORE Act was passed in 2011 and ensures 80% of BP’s Clean Water Act fines pay for the restoration of the Gulf Coast states whose coastlines were damaged by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Dr. Boustany was a strong supporter and an original co-sponsor of this legislation.

Source: Dr. Charles Boustany

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