Louisiana will never be able to restore 85 years of coastal loss, official says

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Sen. Norbert Chabert, R-Houma, listens to testimony during the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Baton Rouge. Photo by William Taylor Potter.

By William Taylor Potter

BATON ROUGE — Bren Haase, chief of planning and research, painted a bleak future for Louisiana’s coast during the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority board meeting Wednesday (Jan. 18) should no counter-actions be taken by the legislative and executive branches. He presented a draft of the 2017 coastal master plan that calls for $50 billion worth of projects aimed at flood risk reduction and minimizing land loss.

Read the story in NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune

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