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Chip Kline, Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority (2015)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-07-27

Duration: 00:28:45

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Kline, Chip | Louisiana. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority | Environment | COASTAL RESTORATION | United States. Army. Corps of Engineers | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Saltwater encroachment | Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast | Elections, 2015 | Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Canal (La.) | Climate change


  • Kline, Chip Speaker


A speech by Chip Kline before the Baton Rouge Press Club on July 27, 2015. Kline is the chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). He discusses: CPRA’s operational budget; progress in land creation, levee creation, barrier island construction, dredging, and other projects; their partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers on river management; how the money from the BP Oil Spill settlement will be used; saltwater intrusion; the Gulf of Mexico Energy and Security Act; the 2012 Coastal Master Plan; coastal protection as an issue in the upcoming gubernatorial and legislative elections; the Mississippi River–Gulf Outlet Canal; and studies relating to Mississippi River diversions. He also answers questions from the press concerning climate change.