NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois and other state and local coastal leaders met with members of the House of Representatives in early February to advocate for passage of HB 3814 by Louisiana Congressmen Cedric Richmond and Garret Graves.

The "Domestic Offshore Energy Reinvestment Act of 2019" would boost the share of GOMESA revenue Gulf States receive from the federal government from offshore oil and gas royalties. The increased revenue provide additional funding for coastal restoration and flood protection projects.

Pictured right are Bourgeois, coastal advocate Lauren Averill, and Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District Executive Director Ben Malbrough.