Restore or Retreat Supports RISEE Act


Restore or Retreat supports the Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies and Ecosystems (RISEE) Act which would establish several dedicated streams of funding for coastal infrastructure and resiliency. Establishing investments like those outlined in the RISEE Act is foundational to implementing Louisiana’s Comprehensive Coastal Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast, which aims to protect over two million people, dynamic wildlife habitat, a strong natural resources workforce and a vibrant culture.

As a non-profit coastal advocacy organization, Restore or Retreat work daily to implement long term restoration solutions for Louisiana’s coast, which loses up to a football field of land every 100 minutes. This has been our mission since we were established over 20 years ago, and our diverse membership supports sustainable coastal investments to protect our coast, community and culture. To safeguard these coastal investments, through overwhelming support of the voters of Louisiana, our state requires revenues derived from traditional energy sources be spent to restore and protect our coast and coastal infrastructure, and RISEE would allow us to not only increase our current coastal investments, but also have a greater stake in establishing new investments through offshore wind leases, which we are well suited to design, build, and maintain here in the Bayou Region.

We stand ready, willing, and able to assist with finding a way to balance both the economy and environment of our working coast through sustainable coastal investments—please let us know how we can be of assistance and thank you for allowing us an opportunity to comment on this important issue.

RISEE text: KEN21208-RISEE

RISEE summary from Senator Bill Cassidy’s office: RISEE Act-FINAL–circulate