Lafourche To Contribute To Coastal Pipeline
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Lafourche Parish will contribute $1 million to the cost of building a pipeline designed to send river sediment into disappearing coastal marshes.
The Lafourche Parish Council had blocked the expenditure for months because current financing has the pipeline falling short of Lafourche's wetlands.
But The Daily Comet reports that the council voted to set aside money for the project after an Oct. 23 meeting.
The parish's contribution comes from federal money that must be spent on coastal protection or restoration projects.
Robert Routon, with the state Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, said the project would go on without Lafourche's contribution but he also said that the intent is for the pipeline to come all the way to Lafourche Parish.