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Coastal News Roundup: Parish Looks To Delay Major Restoration Project, And More

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Plaquemines Parish president Amos Cormier plans to slow down construction of two planned sediment diversions in Plaquemines Parish due to concerns about what an influx of fresh water could have on local residents.

This week on the Coastal News Roundup: Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier plans to slow down a major coastal restoration project. Plus, air quality alerts and termites invade.

 

WWNO’s Travis Lux talks about the week in coastal news with Sara Sneath from Nola.com/The Times-Picayune.

 

Support for the Coastal Desk comes from the Walton Family Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Foundation for Louisiana, and local listeners.

 

As Coastal Reporter, Travis Lux covers flood protection, coastal restoration, infrastructure, the energy and seafood industries, and the environment. In this role he's reported on everything from pipeline protests in the Atchafalaya swamp, to how shrimpers cope with low prices. He had a big hand in producing the series, New Orleans: Ready Or Not?, which examined how prepared New Orleans is for a future with more extreme weather. In 2017, Travis co-produced two episodes of TriPod: New Orleans at 300 examining New Orleans' historic efforts at flood protection. One episode, NOLA vs Nature: The Other Biggest Flood in New Orleans History, was recognized with awards from the Public Radio News Directors and the New Orleans Press Club. His stories often find a wider audience on national programs, too, like NPR's Morning Edition, WBUR's Here and Now, and WHYY's The Pulse.

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