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Steve Myers
August 21, 2014

How to Pay for Coastal Restoration

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About 130 people attended our Coastal Conservation Conversation event Wednesday night to hear experts discuss the challenges of funding the state’s 50-year, $50 billion coastal rebuilding plan.

On the panel:

Mark Davis, Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy
John Driscoll, Corporate Planning Resources
Kyle Graham, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Douglas J. Meffert, Audubon Louisiana/National Audubon Society
Steve Murchie, Gulf Restoration Network
Courtney Taylor, Environmental Defense Fund
Fox 8 News’ John Snell moderated.

We’ll post the full video later; in the meantime here are some highlights.

GRAHAM: OIL AND GAS WILL PAY FOR THE COAST, SOMEHOW

“I think it’s very difficult to see a future” without some kind of settlement with the oil and gas industry, Graham said.