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Hurricane Ida Damage Lookout: Volunteer Online!

Join Hurricane Ida Damage Lookout! Stand up for environmental justice in Gulf communities and fight back against oil and gas development. This is something you can do from the comfort of your own home. Whether you spend 5 minutes or an hour on this project you are helping identify the impacts of Hurricane Ida to industrial facilities throughout Louisiana.

Disappointments and small wins: the 2020 FL Legislature

An update on the 2021 Florida Legislature

If I had to describe the recently-completed session of the Florida Legislature, I would sum it up as preemption and more preemption, steps forward on climate adaptation and the Feds rescue Florida. Oh—and more kicking the can down the road on the issue of stopping climate change. Let’s take a look. Preemption legislation is that …

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Great.com interviews Healthy Gulf about working with local communities to protect the Gulf of Mexico

Emil Ekvardt from Great.com interviewed Healthy Gulf as part of their ‘Great.com Talks With…’ podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world. The Waters We Love Will Waste Away  The Gulf of Mexico is …

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Healthy Gulf Joins Conservation Groups in Yazoo Pumps Suit againt EPA

Healthy Gulf joined American Rivers, National Audubon Society and Sierra Club in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, asking a federal judge to rule on whether EPA’s 2008 Clean Water Act veto of the Yazoo Backwater Pump project still applies to a 2020 Army Corps of Engineers re-do. The project’s pumping capacity and purpose remain the same as the earlier project which was vetoed during the George W. Bush Administration. The project’s impacts to wetlands and habitats remain significant in the 2020 re-do version, and the Conservation Groups maintain that the veto still prohibits the pumps. EPA has used a Clean Water Act veto on a development project 13 times since 1972. The agency has slightly modified some vetoes after-the-fact, but has never completely revoked one.