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Cones mark off the damage caused by beach erosion along route A-1-A, making parts of it impassable to vehicles on Nov. 27, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Cones mark off the damage caused by beach erosion along route A-1-A, making parts of it impassable to vehicles on Nov. 27, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

President Trump's recent budget plan would slash hundreds of millions of dollars from a fund designed to help rebuild eroding coastline in Louisiana and other Gulf states. The money was set aside with revenue from the region’s oil industry. If Congress approves it, the cash would be redirected to the federal government.

In the first part of our series from the Louisiana coast, WWNO coastal reporter and news director Tegan Wendland (@TeganWendland) tells Here & Now’s Robin Young that locals are ready to fight the proposal.

This segment aired on May 31, 2017.

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