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Gov. John Bel Edwards to discuss coastal restoration with U.S. Senate committee

By: - February 22, 2022 6:07 pm
Louisiana Highway 1 bridge in Leeville

The Louisiana Highway 1 Bridge, rises above marshland and coastal waters on Aug. 25, 2019, in Leeville. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Gov. John Bel Edwards is heading to Delaware where he will testify Wednesday at a U.S. Senate committee field hearing on coastal restoration and climate change.

Edwards is expected to discuss work to restore Louisiana’s coastline while bearing the brunt of multiple major hurricanes in recent years and the ongoing climate crisis.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing begins at 9 a.m. Central time, and the governor’s panel is expected to start around 10 a.m. Information on a livestream and other updates from the committee are available here.

Edwards will return Wednesday afternoon to Louisiana.


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