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Fight over restoration dollars in MS

Fight over restoration dollars in MS

Mississippi’s Gulf coast faces major environmental challenges – the devastation of the oyster industry from numerous disasters, most recently the opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway; bacteria and water pollution hurting coastal tourism and fisheries; and the long-term loss of coastal habitat that helps sustain the Sound’s ecosystem.

Endangered species under attack by Trump Administration

Endangered species under attack by Trump Administration

Bald eagles, Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s whales, and Louisiana black bears are just some of the species that have been protected by the Endangered Species Act. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration is rolling back key protections under the Act to satisfy industry even as we are facing an extinction crisis. Take action to tell your members …

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New Jersey-sized Gulf Dead Zone Threatens Gulf Fisheries

Today, scientists from Louisiana State University (LSU), the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the results of their recent expedition to map the size of Gulf Dead Zone– 6,952 square miles, or about the size of New Jersey. While not as big as originally estimated, likely due to …

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BP Disaster: 9 years later. Have we learned our lesson?

BP Disaster: 9 years later. Have we learned our lesson?

Today marks 9 years since BP’s Deepwater Horizon platform exploded, killing 11 people and leading to the largest oil drilling disaster in United States history. The 205 million gallons of oil and 1.8 million gallons of dispersants that were released into the Gulf had widespread impacts on the health of people, wildlife, coastal ecosystems, and …

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Reauthorize the Land & Water Conservation Fund

Many Americans have never heard of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), despite the fact that it has enriched their lives for 50 years. The LWCF has been the main legislative vehicle for protection of public lands and waters, funding literally thousands of projects across the country. The Gulf Coast provides a vivid example …

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Taylor Oil Leak Estimates Go Way Up

Taylor Oil Leak Estimates Go Way Up

Last month, the federal government filed new reports suggesting that the Taylor Energy oil leak, which has been spewing oil into the Gulf for 14 years, is far larger than previously reported, and could be growing. According to the filings, Taylor Energy is leaking between 10,000 to 30,000 gallons of oil daily. This represents a …

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