50-year, $50B coastal restoration plan outlined for La.

03/12/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Louisiana proposes a 50-year, $50 billion coastal-protection and restoration plan for its vanishing coast. The plan calls for massive restoration of wetlands, building new levees and cutting sluices in existing levees. The plan is "one of first major efforts to deal with the reality of a changing environment," said Mark Davis, director of Tulane University's Institute of Water Resources Law and Policy. However, some say the project relies too heavily on diversion of water to avoid flooding.

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