"If we don't restore this land, that tidal surge, that damage, all that wave action not only comes through Cameron Parish but ultimately gets to the wetlands, the wildlife refuge and ultimately gets to the people of Lake Charles as well," said Gov. Jindal.
With upcoming job development expected to hit Cameron Parish, Gov. Jindal says he wants to be prepared.
"This is going to have a huge impact," said Gov. Jindal. "Tens of thousands of jobs, tens of millions of dollars in capital investment coming, we have to have sustainable development. We need to be planning ahead for housing, schools, roads and the other impacts. We want those folks to build houses, we want that to be sustainable growth in our economy."
The shoreline restoration project is overseen by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA), the authority created by the state after the 2005 hurricanes to oversee all coastal and flood control projects following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
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