Grace Morris

Victory: People for the Coast Prevail Over Coal

Together, we can win. In a precedent setting decision, a state judge overturned a permit for the RAM coal export terminal. The proposed RAM coal export terminal in Plaquemines Parish would interfere with one of Louisiana’s major coastal restoration projects (the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion) and start mile-long, uncovered coal trains running through Gretna, Belle Chasse …

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Coast or Coal?

This articles was excerpted from Gulf Currents, GRN’s quarterly newsletter. To read the rest of the December 2013 edition of Gulf Currents, click here.Warren Lawrence of Mrytle Grove and GRN’s Grace Morris set up air monitoring device.Louisiana is giving a coal export terminal – RAM Terminal, LLC – permission to pile hills of coal dust …

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GRN Summer Outreach Office Marks Opening of Storm Season

We’re now three days into storm season and our coastal lines of defense are under attack like they never have been before. Not only is Louisiana still losing a football field of coastal wetlands every 45 minutes, but now the Gulf’s valuable natural storm defenses are being slimed. As Gulf Restoration Network independently monitors BP …

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FASCINATING GULF VIDEO: Corals, Cabrera Snapper, Sharks and More

Check out this National Geographic short about some of the beautiful and unique marine life that inhabits the Gulf and narrated by renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle. This year is shaping up to be a big year for marine life. 2010 is the culminating year of the Census of Marine Life, a decade-long, international research project …

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Common Water: Come Together Over Coasts & Oceans

The call to support healthy coasts and oceans is uniting the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic, environmentalists and scientists in Louisiana with schoolchildren in Hawaii, and even Sherman’s Lagoon characters and Voodoo donuts! Our ocean and coasts now need your voice, too.These environments support an astonishing diversity of life and are critical to our …

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Wear Blue for Oceans!

On January 13th, people around the country will be wearing blue for oceans to support the first-ever national ocean, coast, and Great Lakes policy.Our nation’s oceans and coasts are spectacular, resource-rich environments that are home to an incredible diversity of life, but they’re managed by 20 different federal agencies trying to implement 140 separate and …

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