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"I wish they would listen to the people. The people that live here."- Comments from the Coast

“I wish they would listen to the people. The people that live here.”- Comments from the Coast

Name: Troy AlfonsoHometown: Wood Lake, LouisianaParish: St. Bernard Louisiana loses a football field worth of its coastal wetlands every hour. Few know this as well as the fishermen whose work depends on the Gulf’s waters and the residents who inhabit the frontlines. They live with the knowledge that sea level rise, coastal erosion, and intensified …

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“Something has to be done for our future.” – Comments from the Coast

Name: Anitra WoodsGRN Partner Organization: Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing (BISCO)Hometown: Thibodaux, LouisianaParish: Lafourche At the rate of a football field per hour, Louisiana’s coast is rapidly vanishing. Residents in our coastal parishes stand firm on the frontlines. They live with the knowledge that sea level rise, coastal erosion, and intensified storms threaten their homes …

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"American freedom--who want leaving, leaving. Who want move, move. Who want stay, stay."- Comments from the Coast

“American freedom–who want leaving, leaving. Who want move, move. Who want stay, stay.”- Comments from the Coast

Name: Sang Ho Interview Date: April 5, 2017GRN Partner Organization: Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation (MQVNCDC)Hometown: New Orleans, LouisianaParish: OrleansEveryday, Louisiana loses football fields of its coastal wetlands. Few know this as well as the fishermen whose work depends on the Gulf’s waters. They live with the knowledge that sea level rise, coastal …

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“I don’t wanna go nowhere else. I don’t wanna live nowhere else.” – Comments from the Coast

Name: Clarence BrocksGRN Community Partner Organization: Zion Travelers Cooperative Center (ZTCC)Hometown: Phoenix, LouisianaParish: PlaquemineLouisiana’s coast is disappearing at an unprecedented rate. People residing in our coastal parishes bear witness to these changes from the frontlines. Sea level rise, coastal erosion, and intensified storms threaten their homes and their way of life. In the Louisiana Coastal …

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“Who’s gonna be adversely impacted?” – Comments from the Coast

Name: Donald Bogen, Jr.Organization: Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing (BISCO)Hometown: Thibodaux, LouisianaParish: LafourcheLouisiana’s loses a football field of coastal wetlands every hour. Everyday, those who live in our parishes on the coast are visibly confronted with the knowledge that sea level rise, coastal erosion, and intensified storms threaten their homes and their way of life.In …

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