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Louisiana Approves Coastal Restoration Master Plan

The latest update to a state-mandated coastal protection and restoration plan calls for wetlands restoration and new levees to protect communities from flooding.

June 30, 2023 - Governing

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Improving Beach Access and Environmental Protection in Galveston

The city of Galveston has more to do to live up to its own standards in accessing and protecting the gulf coast.

September 12, 2019 - Associated Press via the Houston Chronicle

Georgia Court Upholds Marsh Protections

Those concerned with protecting Georgia’s 387,000 acres of salt marshes (and the $2 billion they bring to Georgia’s coastal economy) won a major victory this month.

August 2, 2014 - SaportaReport

San Francisco Studies How to Stay Dry

From a giant dam across the Golden Gate to a dozen "ventilated levees," the options proposed for protecting San Francisco Bay from rising seas are neither cheap nor subtle. But with sea level rise "around the corner," hard choices must be made.

January 28, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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