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In this issue: MAC urges federal government to fund construction of Morganza to the Gulf America’s Wetland forum focuses on community sustainability Falgout Canal Floodgate is under construction MAC Member Spotlight: South Louisiana Bank
August 25, 2018 By Scott McLendon, HoumaToday.com Terrebonne and Lafourche officials are asking the Army Corps of Engineers to spend federal money on the area’s hurricane protection levees by the end of 2019.
August 21, 2018 The Board of Directors of the Morganza Action Coalition passed a resolution today urging the federal government to designate the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection System as a “New Start” project, and to allocate appropriate federal funds to the project. Read Resolution Here
August 22, 2018 Editorial by The Times-Picayune Editorial Board Congress first OK’d the Morganza to the Gulf hurricane protection system in 2000. But the Army Corps of Engineers failed to complete a report on construction that was part of the agreement.
August 20, 2018 By: Mark Schleifstein, Nola.com With $780 million in local and state funds already spent or dedicated to construction of parts of the Morganza to the Gulf hurricane levee system, it’s time for the federal government to begin paying its share of the construction cost, the Louisiana coastal authority concluded last week.