Helen Rose Patterson

Helen Rose is Moving On, But Still Protecting the Coast

I have worked at Gulf Restoration Network on and off since 2008. Having spent most of my early career immersed in this remarkable organization, it is bittersweet for me and my colleagues to announce that I am leaving GRN. I am thrilled to go work for the National Wildlife Federation on the Restore the Mississippi …

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Victory for the Mississippi Coast!

On June 19th, Hinds County Chancery Court Judge William Singletary blocked the Mississippi Development Authority’s (MDA) plan to offer gas leases in state waters. This decision was in response to a lawsuit filed by Gulf Restoration Network and the Sierra Club. You can read the full decision here.The agency did not consider the effects drilling …

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Getting Our Day in Court

We got exciting news on Friday that our lawsuit against the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) regarding their rules for seismic testing and leasing will be moving forward. The MDA’s proposed rules were issued in December of 2011 and are a major threat to quality of life and the tourism economy of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. …

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