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.
Archives for August 2018
MAC Supports Federal “New Start” Funding for Morganza to the Gulf
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
Eighteen years is long enough to wait for Morganza levee
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.
Louisiana coastal officials demand Congress approve money for Morganza to the Gulf levee
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.
It doesn’t hurt to ask again for federal help
August 19, 2018 Editorial by HoumaToday.com The Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee project will ultimately help protect much of our region from storm surge resulting from extreme weather in the Gulf of Mexico. The project is 98 miles of levees, locks and floodgates. It will go a great distance in making the vast majority of Terrebonne-Lafourche residents and […]
Federal government asked for Morganza levee money
August 16, 2018 By: Scott McLendon, HoumaToday.com The Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District Board approved a resolution requesting the federal government designate and appropriate construction money for the Morganza-to-Gulf levee project.