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Energy Committee Passes Cassidy Measure Restoring Nearly $100 Million for Louisiana’s Coast

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, offered an amendmentWednesday with Senator Luther Strange (R-AL) that would increase the money that coastal states like Louisiana are able to receive through revenue sharing under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA).

 

The committee passed Cassidy’s amendment, which will restore nearly $100 million in funding for coastal restoration projects in Louisiana. Cassidy’s effort comes after the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s recent announcement that it faced an unexpected shortfall in GOMESA revenue that jeopardized coastal restoration projects scheduled to start in 2019.

 

“This is an important step in restoring Louisiana’s coastline,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Our state has worked carefully to come up with projects to protect critical habitats, fisheries and communities. I will continue working to see this measure is passed by the full Senate and signed into law.”

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