Landrieu says state needs to learn how to maximize coastal areas | Events
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu says the state needs to learn how to live better with our coastal areas.
"I'm tried of fleeing (everytime it floods)," Landrieu told a crowded Rotary Club Wednesday at Boudreaux's in Baton Rouge. "It's about defending the ground we live on."
Landrieu says she will start a Water Institute based on the Netherlands. She's visited the country several times and plans to lead another visit soon.
"You see these beautiful buildings there and you walk toward them and realize they are levees," Landriue says.
She plans to propose a bill to use a portion of the offshore oil and gas revenues to pay for the institute.
She also talked about building stronger regional ties in the area.
"Mitch (Landrieu) and I are committed to building a stronger partnership between New Orleans and Baton Rouge," she says mentioning the possibility of a high-speed rail system.
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