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State Rep. Walt Leger, III, Coastal Master Plan (2012)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-05-07

Duration: 00:27:34

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Leger, Walter J., III | State legislators | Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast | Environment | COASTAL RESTORATION | Hurricane protection


  • Leger, Walt, III Speaker


A speech by State Representative Walt Leger, III before the Baton Rouge Press Club on May 7, 2012. He discusses the Louisiana Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast, a bill that calls for an investment of $50 billion over 50 years. Leger addresses: the plan’s balance of hurricane protection and coastal restoration; the areas covered by the plan, including flood risk reduction, land building, strategic assets, port for navigation, cultural heritage, and operation and maintenance costs; and the economic benefits of the plan.