Gov. Edwards to lead bipartisan energy, coastal restoration trip
BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards is set to lead a bipartisan coastal restoration trip across Louisiana’s coast later this week.
According to statement released by Edward’s office Wednesday, the governor and the delegation will do a flyover and meet with Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Thursday. The delegation will host a round table discussion in Port Fourchon to discuss Louisiana’s energy industry.
Friday, the group will visit two offshore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico to discuss the offshore industry. The delegation is scheduled to tour the facilities and meet with workers.
Edwards said he is looking forward to the two-day trip to join legislators in seeing Louisiana’s coastal issues first hand.
“Louisiana’s coast is disappearing at an alarming rate, but we cannot ignore the important role the offshore energy industry plays in breathing life into Louisiana’s economy,” Edwards said. “Coastal restoration and a robust offshore energy industry have to co-exist because Louisiana’s future depends on it.”