Feds Allocate Millions For Louisiana Coastal Conservation, Protection

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The U.S. Department of the Interior is earmarking more than $94 million to fund coastal conservation and hurricane protection projects in Louisiana.

It's the second disbursement under Phase II of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006. The state will receive just over $75 million, while 19 parishes will split the balance.

Governor John Bel Edwards says the funds will protect the state's communities and make the state "more resilient."

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