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Trump Administration Attacks the Clean Water Rule

The Trump Administration plans to issue a new proposed rule to review and revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) this week. This is no surprise given that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been one of the loudest critics of the Obama era Clean Water Rule. The Clean Water Rule sought to …

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Guest Blog: Rethink Florida’s 2017 Session Outlook

This guest blog was originally published by Rethink Energy Florida on their blog. Check out their site here. Florida’s 2017 Legislative Session begins March 7th at noon, and we are feeling quite optimistic about it! ReThink Energy Florida is better-prepared than ever to see our legislative agenda move, especially on the important issue of fracking …

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Giving Green this March

Guest Blogger Patti Dunn is the founder of Tchoup Industries, a New Orleans company that hand-makes backpacks and bags with local and reused materials.There are always difficult decisions to make in Louisiana when big oil money and jobs directly conflict with our local efforts to slow down land loss and preserve natural habitats. Most of …

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On the Water with GRN

Perhaps no environmental phenomenon is as critical to the future of the Louisiana Gulf coast as sea level rise and the disappearance of our coastal marshes. A warming climate, a sinking coast and decades of unchecked assaults are driving the loss of coastal wetlands at unimaginable rates (almost 30 sq miles per year), a staggering …

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The Best Kind of Jetsetting

We’re beach people. The sun, the sand, the water, the good vibes and happy people we know we’re biased, but really, is there anything better?This lifelong love of life by the water has made our yearly decision to partner with the Gulf Restoration Network for Aveda Earth Month an easy one. With locations in Sandestin, …

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A Future that Fisheries Can Count On

Photo by: Louisiana AnglerGulf Fish Forever is a campaign that generates a lot of conversation. Of course, many conversations are about the complexities of fishery management in the Gulf of Mexico.Commercial anglers, recreational anglers, chefs and consumers often share the same concerns about our fisheries – how can we manage our marine resources sustainably?”Sustainability” is …

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Restoration on the Half Shell

Mayor Landrieu speaking. On June 3rd, members of the GRN staff attended a half-day workshop within the State of the Gulf Conference entitled Restoration on the Half-Shelf: Presentations in Non-Technical Language. Organized by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), The Water Institute of the Gulf, and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana …

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Stewards of the Earth, Stand up to Sabal Trail

This guest blog post was written by Mary Gutierrez, Executive Director of Earth Ethics. The mission of Earth Ethics is to educate the public and increase awareness about environmental and social issues at local, regional, and global levels in an effort to engage, empower, and encourage public involvement towards positive resolutions. I have always been …

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A New Hope of Preserving the “Life of A Culture”

This blog was written by Rosina Philippe of the Plaquemines Parish Grand Bayou Village in Louisiana. Elder Philippe is descended from the Atakapa-Ishak/Chawasha Tribe, tracing their inhabitation of coastal Louisiana far earlier than when the European explorers arrived in the area. Elder Philippe speaks frequently at universities and conferences nationwide and publishes accounts of the …

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