With hurricane season approaching, Senator John Cornyn is calling on his colleagues to pass the COAST Act
“The potential for major damage along the Texas coast could have significant ramifications not just for the region, but the rest of country as well,” Senator Cornyn said on the Senate floor Thursday.
The COAST Act speeds up the process of studying and constructing a coastal protection project, he said.
“It would require the Corps of Engineers to use the data in other studies that are sound science and already completed for their planning at the state and local level,” he said.
It would also allow the Corps’ final recommendations to move along without hurdles.
“Once the Corps determines the best course of action to keep Texans on the coast safe, they won’t have to wait for another Congressional approval to authorize it,” Cornyn said.
He wants the legislation passed.