Posted April 2, 2020
Louisiana on Monday snagged $155.7 million in Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act revenue-sharing funds for coastal restoration efforts, derived from offshore energy production.
Plaquemines Parish gets the largest disbursement in the state, with more than $3 million. Rounding out the top five: Jefferson Parish, nearly $2.6 million; Terrebonne Parish, nearly $2.4 million; Orleans Parish, more than $2.1 million; and Cameron Parish, just under $2.1 million. In the Capital Region, Livingston Parish gets close to $1.3 million.
All told, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced that the Department disbursed almost $353 million in FY 2019 energy revenues to the four Gulf oil and gas producing states—Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and their coastal political subdivisions, or CPS—an increase of 64.2% over the prior year.
The funds will be used to support coastal conservation and restoration projects; hurricane protection programs; and activities to implement marine, coastal or conservation management plans.
Examples of Louisiana projects previously funded with GOMESA dollars: