How Declaring A State Of Emergency Could Speed Up Restoration Projects0:00
How Declaring A State Of Emergency Could Speed Up Restoration Projects
This interview was produced for WWNO -- New Orleans Public Radio
Locations of proposed river diversions along the Mississippi River. Declaring a State of Emergency for the coast could help speed up their construction. (MISSISSIPPIRIVERDELTA.ORG)
Governor John Bel Edwards recently declared coastal land loss a "State of Emergency." Officials hope this will speed up federal approval of big coastal restoration projects -- like planned river diversions south of New Orleans.
WWNO’s Travis Lux spoke with Tulane Law Professor Mark Davis about what that would mean.