Polluting Our Last Hope

 

dnrinvite2We need to put the Mississippi River back to work building land in Louisiana, but a river full of coal runoff cannot build healthy wetlands. Help us make this message clear to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) by attending a public hearing next week, Wednesday August 14th.

The Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast was unanimously passed by the Louisiana State Legislature. This is Louisiana’s imperfect, best, and last shot at turning the tide of our coastal crisis. But the plan already faces great challenges.

Coal terminals have expanded across the country, and have grown into mountains in Plaquemines Parish. RAM Terminals, LLC is threatening to place another mountain of coal just upstream from the mouth of the Myrtle Grove diversion project.

We cannot let this terminal pollute our last hope for restoration. Please join us:

Louisiana DNR Coastal Use Public Hearing
6:30pm at the Percy Griffin Community Center
15577 Hwy 15. Davant, LA 70040
GRN has rented a van that will depart downtown New Orleans from Calliope and Baronne at 4:30pm.

RSVP to our Facebook event and then invite your friends and family. You can also contact me at scott@healthygulf.org to confirm a seat in the van.

Scott Eustis is GRN's Coastal Wetland Specialist. 

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