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Coastal News Roundup: How Coastal Erosion Makes The State Money, And More

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Some coastal landowners are at odds with the state over mineral rights. According to state law, once land erodes into open water, it becomes state property -- meaning the state can claim oil and gas royalties.

This week on the Coastal New Roundup: how the state of Louisiana sometimes benefits from coastal erosion. Plus, an update on the fight over sediment diversions in Plaquemines Parish.


WWNO’s Travis Lux spoke with reporter Sara Sneath from Times-Picayune about the week in coastal news.



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


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