Steve Murchie

Who pays the bill to restore the coast?

Image courtesy of NOAA.With hurricane season starting June 1st, the Louisiana Legislature has punched a hole in our coastal lines of defense. On May 29th, the House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 469, which retroactively blocks the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East lawsuit against 90+ oil and gas companies for their damage to …

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Critical Vote this Thursday on Big Oil Bailout

We are just days away from the start of hurricane season, and hundreds of thousands of Louisianians still have inadequate protection from storm surges and flooding. The state’s Coastal Master Plan is a bold strategy to restore our coastal lines of defense, but taxpayers alone cannot afford the $50 billion price tag.The oil and gas …

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Hey BP: Come Clean!

On April 20th, the nation marked four years since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf, resulting in the release of over 200 million gallons of oil and use of almost 2 million gallons of toxic dispersants. BP is mounting a massive PR effort to declare “Mission Accomplished” in the wake of the disaster, …

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Big Oil Bailout

Last July, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed a lawsuit demanding that oil, gas and pipeline companies take responsibility for the damage they have done to Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. Now, Big Oil is lobbying the Louisiana legislature to bail them out and make taxpayers foot the bill instead. If you are a Louisiana resident, …

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Restoration the Right Way

We have until Wednesday to tell our leaders that we want true environmental restoration for the Gulf!At the end of 2013, our state and federal leaders issued a draft plan and list of proposed projects to help guide and implement restoration across the Gulf Coast. This Plan, known as the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, sets …

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Protect Our Coasts and Climate

From rising sea levels to stronger storms and ocean acidification, the Gulf of Mexico’s communities, wildlife and ecosystems are already dealing with the consequences of climate change. For our sake and for future generations, we need to take action to prevent its worst impacts. EPA is currently considering pollution standards for climate change-causing carbon pollution. …

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Dirty Energy on the Gulf Coast

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.Oil on Grande Isle, LA following Tropical Storm Karen, October 8th, 2013. Photo Credit: Jonathan Henderson, GRN.As a region and a country, we are dependent on fossil fuels for energy and have …

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Coast Not Coal

Can you take a minute away from your holiday bustle to help protect the coast?A proposed floating coal export terminal threatens crucial coastal restoration plans and neighboring coastal communities. We can stop it and start 2014 on the right foot. Call on the Army Corps and state officials to protect the coast from this floating …

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