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US earlier rebuffed Louisiana on aid

Plan to help fund coastline project was cut from bill

By Susan Milligan
Globe Staff / September 1, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- As recently as this summer, Louisiana pleaded for federal help to protect the state's rapidly eroding coastline -- a key natural defense against floods and major storms like Hurricane Katrina -- but the state was rebuffed by an administration and a Congress bent on budget-cutting and reluctant to pay for expensive preventative measures, according to congressional staff and ... (Full article: 785 words)

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