Vermilion joins coastal protection district

ABBEVILLE, La (AP) - Vermilion Parish will join Cameron and Calcasieu parishes as part of the Chenier Plain Levee District, a regional coastal protection organization tasked with preservation from Vermilion Parish to the Texas line.

In July 2011, Vermilion Parish tried to remove itself from the Chenier Plain Levee District to form one with neighboring Iberia Parish while expressing concerns about actions of the Chenier Plain board.

Since the Vermilion-Iberia plan was blocked when Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoed a bill by state Rep. Simone Champagne, R-Jeanerette, Vermilion remained undecided about its next move.

But this past week the Police Jury voted to join the Chenier Plain district.

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