Forests and Wetlands

More Isn’t Better When It Comes to Discount Clutter

Ronald A. Goux wants to build a Walmart in Covington. Residents don’t want a Walmart when there are multiple other shopping centers that can satisfy the demand. Now, despite an ongoing lawsuit, Mr. Goux is ignoring the courts ruling and moving forward with his plans to build.So what does this mean for our wetlands?The area …

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Say ‘No’ to the Sabal Trail Pipeline

Florida’s besieged waterways are facing a new threat: Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, wants to run a natural gas pipeline over, under and through our aquifers, rivers and springsheds. Our waters are already under threat from runoff pollution and over-pumping, and this major pipeline would risk sinkholes, gas leaks and aquifer contamination. Florida’s water is too …

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Proposal for Destruction in Calcasieu Parish

Axial Corporation has proposed the construction of an ethylene plant that will damageapproximately 110 acres of wetlands. The proposed ethylene plant will be in the Lower Calcasieu Watershed- a major flood protection area. The proposal consists of a five-part construction plan including a plant site and elevated pipeline. The vicinity in the Lower Calcasieu Watershed …

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Another Pipeline on the Gulf Coast?

Enterprise Products wants to build a 53 mile pipeline straight through the Atchafalaya basin. As one of the largest providers of fossil fuel infrastructure in the United States, their disregard for the largest wetland in our country is unnerving. Take their permit request submitted to the New Orleans District Army Corps and Louisiana DEQ for …

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Highway to Nowhere

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) wants to build a highway in St. Tammany as an alternative to LA 41. But they did a study and found that an alternative route to LA 41 wasn’t needed! Now they want to move this unnecessary highway so that it’ll cut through more of our wetlands on …

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Northshore Unites to Protect the Southern Hills Aquifer

In May Abita Springs assembled against fracking, raising the concerns we’ve had about fossil fuel development over the years. Impacts to the air, community health, and especially water pollution weigh heavily on people’s minds on the Northshore. Louisiana has seen much of its population of means flee coastal areas in the past decade– fleeing the …

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Don’t Frack Our Wetlands

Why frack in our cleanest waters and wetlands? Helis Oil and Gas and Ed Poitevent, a private landowner, want to make a buck off of St. Tammany Parish, and they are endangering our waterways, economy and health in the process.The law is clear: Helis must avoid destroying wetlands when they can. But they’re planning to …

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Heal the Marsh –Fix the Flow, Fix the Canals

Backfilling unused canals can restore flows and marsh without impeding access–all it takes is the oil industry paying back a small part of its debt to our coast. While the state is focused on larger-scale projects, like restoring the river and dredged marsh creation, there are tens of thousands of acres of restoration in the …

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From Big Mar to Big Marsh

Last month, a fleet of airboats flew 30 volunteers to the Big Mar Area, new land created by the Caernarvon Diversion. The site bayward of these gates, built in 1991, is one of the few places in coastal Louisiana where land is being built. With new land and fresh water brought by the diversion, this …

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