Coastal restoration: The money, by the numbers

Here’s a breakdown of the money needed to pay for Louisiana’s Master Plan, with half dedicated to coastal restoration. The chart includes known and possible future money sources. Coastal restoration: Where’s the money? The Cost $50 billion in 50 years: Price tag in 2007 for state Master plan through 2057, including $25 billion for coastal restoration. $100 billion in 50 years: Estimated cost, some say, due to delays and inflation, with $50 billion for restoration. How much do we have (so-called "guaranteed" money) $7.7 billion from plea agreements, settlements with BP, partners *, ** Estimated $140 million/year ($5.88 billion […]