The US Department of the Interior is set to award the state of Louisiana US$155.7 million in funding to finance various coastal restoration efforts.
The state government will administer US$124.57 million and the remaining amount will be administered by 19 parishes.
Representative Clay Higgins of Louisiana’s Third Congressional District said that the funding is derived from revenues generated by offshore energy production, which is one of the provisions of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA).
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