Louisiana’s rapidly disappearing coastline is a problem that affects us all. Southern Louisiana supplies 18% of natural gas for the country and close to 40% of all U.S. seafood is hatched in its estuaries. With the recent B.P. oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it is clear that something needs to change for this area to survive. Write your Congressperson (here) about the latest law suit to restore marshes about oil company damage. (Read about and listen to film subjects John Barry and John Lopez discuss lawsuit in N.Y. Times and NPR’s Marketplace.)
The following organizations and individuals are actively involved with saving the wetlands and have links to follow for advocacy. If you would like to know more about the issues in order to donate, volunteer or support groups who are seeking change in this region, follow the links and read the stories:
More information and personal web links:
More “Veins in the Gulf” Media links:
“The Vanishing Louisiana Coast” Inside Loyola, Jan. 6, 2012
USF study finds more sick fish in oil spill area than rest of gulf by Craig Pittman
CBC show, June 29th, 2010, ‘Connect with Mark Kelley‘ at 21:00 mark.
TEDx Oil Spill Conference, first session at the 59:47 minute mark.
“Mourning the Bayou,” Chicago Reader, June 9th, 2010