The Louisiana oil and gas industry in Louisiana is asking President Trump not to take coastal restoration money away from the state.
The funding issue at hand is the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA).
Oil and gas companies have to pay for leases if they want to drill in the Gulf of Mexico. The federal government makes money from those leases. GOMESA is a law that requires the government share some of that money with the states on the gulf coast -- including Louisiana.