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Cyn Sarthou

Big News: Cyn Is Retiring!

I want to share some big, yet bittersweet, news. After 26 years, I have decided to retire as Executive Director of Healthy Gulf at the end of December 2022.  

Marathon Refinery Explosion Puts Workers, Community At Risk

An explosion yesterday at the Marathon oil refinery in Southeast Louisiana was a bitter reminder of the day-to-day risks faced by workers in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, as well as the fenceline communities who live with the direct consequences of these plants. While the blaze was eventually tamed, at least one contractor was brought to a local hospital to treat their injuries.

After beating an oil terminal, Ironton asserts its right to recover

Ironton, an African-American town in Plaquemines Parish, organized over the course of a year and throughout the pandemic. They opposed the construction of an oil terminal, planned by Tallgrass Energy, at the fenceline of their community. Tallgrass intended to build its terminal at the site of the former St. Rosalie plantation, right upriver from the historic Black community. 

EPA hearing on cancer-causing Ethylene Oxide with Spanish & Vietnamese available

In 2016, the EPA formally acknowledged what communities long suspected: that ethylene oxide is a cancer causing chemical. Right now the EPA is developing agency rules around ethylene oxide and other miscellaneous organic chemicals. Healthy Gulf has requested the public be provided a virtual hearing with Spanish & Vietnamese translation available throughout the event. 

Hurricane Ida: Donate to the Frontlines

Hurricane Ida struck south Louisiana on the 16th anniversary of Katrina, leaving behind flooding, black-outs, and more. In the wake of the catastrophic storm, the state’s coastal communities face a long road to recovery. While the extent of damages are still revealing themselves (take a look at our blog outlining environmental damage), we know that …

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In Memoriam of Hal Suter

“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” Kahlil Gibran It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Healthy Gulf board member Hal Suter, from Corpus Christi, Texas. Hal had served on our board since 2013. Hal was a lifetime member of the Sierra Club …

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