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Oyster Projects in Mississippi funded by GOMESA leasing revenue

In mid-March, Mississippi’s Department of Marine Resources and Governor announced two new oyster projects that will be funded by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA). The Act periodically directs revenue from oil and gas production and leasing in the Gulf of Mexico from the U.S. Department of Interior to Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and …

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What Does the Proposed “Dirty Water Rule” Mean for the Gulf’s Resources?

The following is a blog written by Emily N. Donahoe, Legal Intern, from George Washington University Law School Gulf Recovery Network. The first blog in this series can be found here. On December 11, 2018, the Trump Administration published a proposed revision to the 2015 “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) Rule, which many are calling …

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Counties and Parishes (shaded) opposed to "One Lake" Project

Costs and Truth Stretching in the “One Lake” DEIS

Last summer the Rankin Hinds Pearl River Flood Control and Drainage District published its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Feasibility Study for Pearl River Flood Control featuring the “One Lake” alternative as its preferred plan for addressing Pearl River flooding in Jackson. Ranked by cost from greatest to least, the order of alternatives was: …

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What is the Dirty Water Rule, and Why Does it Matter?

The following is a blog written by Emily N. Donahoe, Legal Intern, from George Washington University Law School Gulf Recovery Network.On December 11, 2018, the Trump Administration submitted a proposal to drastically revise the Obama-era 2015 “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) Rule. What is WOTUS? And why does this revision to the 2015 WOTUS …

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Guest column: La. can learn from red tide

Senior Policy Director Matt Rota recently penned an op-ed for The Advocate about the red tide off the coast of Florida. Read about how the crisis in Florida is connected to the Dead Zone in Louisiana and the federal government’s failure to do anything about it. Read it here: https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/opinion/article_8507328a-cb15-11e8-964a-ab76b26fb651.html

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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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Lower Pearl River from GRN. Photo by Billy Duggar, On Wings of Care Billy Duggar

Update on Pearl One Lake Project- Post Comment Period

The comment period closed September 6th on the “One Lake” project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement. GRN and Tulane Environmental Law Clinic prepared comments that could anchor legal action against the Rankin Hinds Drainage District, but many other organizations and state agencies did a great job in writing thorough comments and GRN reserved the right to …

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Reflecting the World Outside our Walls

Gulf Restoration Network has begun a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative that will inform all aspects of our work. From outreach, recruitment and hiring, to our programs, campaign work and everyday office operations. It is an organizational goal to embrace differences in race, gender, ethnicity, class, ability, religion & sexual orientation, work with communities …

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Supercharged by Pollution, Florida’s Toxic Algae Crisis Continues Unabated

[[GUEST BLOG]] You can see more of Julie Dermansky’s in-depth stories and photos on this crisis as well as other environmental issues at DeSmog Blog:https://www.desmogblog.com/user/julie-dermanskyByJulie Dermansky” August 16, 2018 15:57″Covering stuff up doesn’t make it go away,” said Lilly Womble, an 18-year-old on vacation on Florida’s Sanibel Island. The island is world renowned for its …

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