Businesses, local government, sportsmen, and economic development, environmental and community groups have all raised their voices to demand that the funding coming to Louisiana be used for restoration. Coastal restoration was also among voters' top priorities in the 2015 gubernatorial election that ushered in Gov. John Bel Edwards.
In one poll, 85% of Louisiana voters said that coastal restoration should be a high priority for the governor. The restoration effort is strengthened by the diverse coalition of individuals and groups from every walk of life advocating for solutions that make strong scientific and economic sense.