How Declaring A State Of Emergency Could Speed Up Restoration Projects

  1. How Declaring A State Of Emergency Could Speed Up Restoration Projects

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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.