The oil and gas industry is responsible for significant damage to Louisiana’s coast and wetlands. Damage from industry exploration and production has caused ongoing extreme wetland loss in Louisiana, toxic oil disasters and, of course, more frequent storms and sea level rise. Gulf Restoration Network is standing with our partners at Louisiana Environmental Action Network to call for accountability from the oil and gas industry – join us! Despite public outcry, the oil and gas industry continues to fight against taking responsibility for the damage it has caused to Louisiana’s coast and wetlands. Now, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority East, Plaquemines Parish, Jefferson Parish and Cameron Parish have filed lawsuits to force oil and gas companies to fix the damage they caused to our coasts. Take action now to hold the oil and gas industry accountable! We must stand together and support the parishes that are standing up to industry giants. These lawsuits are a vital step in holding the industry accountable – join us and call for industry to fix the damage they caused.
Raleigh Hoke is GRN’s Campaign Director.