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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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At What Cost, Governor Edwards?

It is no secret that some of Louisiana’s leading industries are in oil, natural gas, and chemicals. Our state is the third largest producer of petroleum in the country and, on top of that, we have the largest concentration of crude oil refineries. We also ship out more than $14 billion worth of chemicals each …

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You’re invited: Protect the Pearl River

There is major opportunity coming up for you to weigh-in on the destructive “One Lake” plan, which involves creating a new dam and lake on the Pearl River near Jackson, Mississippi. Among other things, this project will impact flooding and water quantity downstream, fill 1800 acres of floodplain wetlands, and likely impact the restoration of …

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No Museum for Trees, but Plenty of Gravel for the Parking Lot

For the “Too Long; Didn’t Read” folks (you’re missing out, but still check out the video and graphics below): Clearing floodplain forests for sand and gravel mining sets off a chain reaction that reduces the ability to temporarily store water, which increases the severity of a flooding event, which increases recovery time. Simultaneously, and/or stemming …

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Water Equity on the Water

This month, I had the pleasure of touring the surge barrier with the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. DSCEJ’s Water Equity Group came from all five Gulf States to tour Bayou Bienvenue and discuss surge protection — natural and unnatural. We toured the MR GO ship channel and discussed …

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Louisiana’s Garret Graves introduces red herring to federal fish bill

Last week the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources met to mark up the bills reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the federal law that manages our nation’s fisheries. “Marking up” is the process in which members of the committee debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation before it goes to the House floor to be debated and …

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One Lake: A Far Cry from Needed Restoration

This article is excerpted from the Summer 2017 issue of Gulf Currents, GRN’s bi-annual printed newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. —————————————————————————-GRN advocates for the Pearl River’s restoration and against further damming. The proposal to build a 1500-acre flood control lake on the Pearl River in Jackson, Mississippi has been in the study …

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Urgent Action on Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Update: Great news! Rep. Richmond responded to all of your calls and emails by sending the Corps a letter asking for an Environmental Impact Statement for the Bayou Bridge pipeline. You can thank him for sending the letter here. The Bayou Bridge pipeline, which is one of the largest pipelines ever proposed in Louisiana, would …

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