Louisiana is receiving nearly $95 million from the federal government to restore the coast. The money comes from offshore oil and gas lease sales, through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act.
It’s the second payment made to gulf states since the act went into effect. Louisiana is receiving $12 million more than it did last year.
Governor John Bel Edwards says some of the money will go towards projects in Lafourche Parish, including a new floodgate, a pump station, and improving the hurricane protection system between Larose and Golden Meadow.