Cynthia Sarthou

Cyn Sarthou

Big News: Cyn Is Retiring!

I want to share some big, yet bittersweet, news. After 26 years, I have decided to retire as Executive Director of Healthy Gulf at the end of December 2022.  

In Memoriam of Hal Suter

“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” Kahlil Gibran It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Healthy Gulf board member Hal Suter, from Corpus Christi, Texas. Hal had served on our board since 2013. Hal was a lifetime member of the Sierra Club …

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Drilling Safety Rules Rolled Back

Drilling Safety Rules Rolled Back

The federal agency charged with ensuring the protection of worker safety and the environment by companies that develop oil and gas offshore just rolled back key provisions of one of the only real safety improvements implemented by the federal government since the BP disaster — the Well Control and Blowout Preventer Rule. This rule was …

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Yazoo Pumps - Is this zombie project finally dead?

Yazoo Pumps – Is this zombie project finally dead?

The Yazoo Backwater Pumps project is a 77 year old Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) project that would have resulted in one of the world’s largest water pumping plants in one of the most sparsely populated regions of the country. The pumps would, at last estimate, cost taxpayers $220 million with at least $1 million …

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The perspective of a southern environmental advocate

This article is excerpted from the Summer 2017 issue of Gulf Currents, GRN’s bi-annual printed newsletter. At a recent national gathering of environmental and conservation activists, it became very clear that my colleagues from the East, Mid-West, and West were extremely stressed and disheartened by the efforts of Congress and the White House to neutralize …

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Feds: Seismic Oil Surveys in Gulf of Mexico Would Injure 30 Million Marine Mammals

The press release below was issued today by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Center for Biological Diversity, Gulf Restoration Network and Sierra Club. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released a final environmental impact statement that concludes seismic surveys for oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico would cause significant harm …

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What We Need from the New Master Plan

Louisiana has a new draft of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. The 2017 plan is focused on improving the ability of Louisiana’s coastal communities to face rising seas and increasing storms. The Master Plan proposes a combination of restoration projects, levees or other structural projects and a “nonstructural” (flood risk reduction) approaches to protect our …

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