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Coastal Issues to highlight Governor’s Forum

Coastal Issues to highlight Governor’s Forum

(Baton Rouge, LA) Louisiana is facing a land loss crisis that will require bold, science-based action by the next governor.

In an effort to highlight the importance of this critical issue, the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) has organized a Coastal Issues Forum with this year’s candidates for governor at Nicholls State University on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 4:00 p.m.

This will be the first time that a gubernatorial forum deals exclusively with coastal issues.

All four candidates, Scott Angelle, Jay Dardenne, John Bel Edwards and David Vitter, will attend. The Forum will be 90 minutes, consisting of five questions asked by a panel of experts. CRCL Board Chair, Pierre Conner, will serve as the moderator.

The Coastal Issues Forum will examine the major topics that our next governor will have to address, including funding, science-based solutions, harnessing the power of the Mississippi River for restoration and building partnerships for a restoration economy.

The Coastal Issues Forum will be streamed live on the CRCL website, It will also be re-broadcast in its entirety on Cox 4 in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans; Eatel 4 in Ascension and Livingston Parishes; and Vision Communications Channel 5, Mathews to Grand Isle. Dates and times can be found at

The Forum will also air in an abbreviated format on all public radio stations throughout the state on Aug. 19 at 7:00 p.m.

The Coastal Issues Forum is being hosted by Nicholls State University and will be held in the Peltier Auditorium. The Forum is open to the public and no ticket or RSVP is required. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. Attendees are asked to please plan on being in your seat by 3:45 p.m.