Forests and Wetlands

Organizing to win a Frack Free Texas

Amber and Adam Briggle are Denton, TxIn January, Amber and Adam Briggle of Frack Free Denton spoke to Tammany Together regarding the history of the 2014 ban against hydraulic fracturing in Denton, Texas.Despite the shale play already humming in the overheated boom, Denton passed stricter regulations, then a complete ban on fracking once those regulations …

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Federal Agencies vote for Lines of Defense

At the CWPPRA meeting this past month, Task Force members voted on important wetland projects in order to protect new orleans from surge. the Shell Beach Marsh Restoration project and the Orleans Landbridge projects are in the footprint of the State’s Master Plan and the Army Corps’ MRGO restoration. Unfortunately, the funding for such essential …

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Save Our Southern Forests – Guest Blog

From the cypress swamps of the Atchafalaya Basin to “America’s Amazon” in Alabama, the forests and wetlands of the Gulf South states are home to incredible populations of wildlife, provide recreational opportunities from hunting and fishing to kayaking and camping, filter our water and prevent floods, and generally grace us with the beauty of nature.Unfortunately, …

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Talking Land and Dams on 91.5fm

It’s baaack! With the help of WTUL 91.5fm, GRN is getting the word out about the resurrection of theWashington Parish Dam.Listen as I talk to WTUL’s JanetHaysabout this waste of taxpayer money. Since 2001, this project has come back from the dead, again and again, to haunt Northshore residents. Each time, the purpose of the …

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Fracking Outlawed in New York

High-volume hydraulic fracturing (or simply, ” fracking’) is characterized by the pressurized injection of unique water-chemical mixtures thousands of feet below our planet’s surface. This forced insertion enlarges cracked geologic formations, releasing trapped hydrocarbons like natural gas and petroleum for collection. Although some champion fracking as a futuristic means of energy recovery, others see it …

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Don’t Flood Our Forests

Hurricane season may be over, but massive flooding is threatening Washington Parish. This time, there is no storm to blame it’s powerful interests who want to build a lake, drowning our forests, historical landmarks and rivers.Take action today and say no to this “fake lake.” For a decade, Louisiana residents have been resisting this lake, …

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SOS: Save Our Southern Forests!

Our coastal forests are at risk. The biggest threat to forests across the South is the expanding biomass industry that is leveling trees at a rate that is impossible for these forests to sustain. Our beautiful forests are being clear-cut, processed into pellets, and then shipped to Europe to be burned for electricity. Today, GRN …

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Where Does Petcoke Originate?

The recent discoveries of petcoke in wetland reclamation projects have revived conversations about the importance of coastal restoration and raised further questions regarding Louisiana’s commitment to its Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast. Although ” black stuff’ should obviously not be found so close to ” green stuff,’ many individuals may be unfamiliar with …

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This Wetland was built by the Law, the River, and the Dredge

I suppose it’s easy to forget the importance of the law. Here at GRN, we are dedicated to uniting and empowering people to protect our natural resources, usually by asking companies and governments to follow and to enforce the laws that ensure we have clean water and healthy wetlands. Wetlands are our shelter and the …

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Watch This Restoration Take Off!

I went out with Public Laboratory’s Mat Lippincott to map a marsh restoration built by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. And it’s great to see these plants take off! Plants that are more protected have been growing more vigorously at this beachfront at the Lake. It normally takes plants …

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