Governor Taps New Leader For Coastal Protection Authority

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Governor John Bel Edwards says he's tapped Michael Ellison, a North Carolina environmental consultant, as the new executive director of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

He'll succeed Michael Ellis, who is leaving to head up a Florida company's efforts to restore the Everglades.

The CPRA is charged with the development and implementation of efforts toward achieving comprehensive coastal protection for the Pelican State that includes a 50-year, $50 billion Master Plan for doing so.

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