Protecting America's Waters

Coasts, Not Coal - RAM Terminal Public Hearing, Sep 17

Coasts Not Coal

The past year and a half has been an amazing experiment in real democracy. Together, the people of southeast Louisiana spoke up and local government listened: we don't want the RAM Coal Export terminal or its dirty coal trains. City and Parish resolutions were passed, Plaquemines Parish denied a construction permit, and a Belle Chasse judge ordered the state permit revoked.

But the RAM Terminal is still at it. It has reapplied for a state permit from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and a public hearing has been scheduled for next week.

Seeking the Future of Louisiana's Coast in its Past: A Detective Story - Baton Rouge Group Lecture Series

Bellin 1764 LaCoast, courtesy of Special Collections LSU libraries.

Dr. Richard Condrey, LSU Dept. of Oceanography (ret.) will discuss some amazing findings regarding the Last Naturally Active Delta Complexes of the Mississippi River and why an understanding of them is critical to any efforts to restore the coast during the next occasion of the Lecture Series of the Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club on Wednesday, June 24th to be held at The Backpacker.

Oliver Houck on the Lake Pontchartrain Shell Dredging Affair

Oliver Houck

In Memorian for Michael Osborne, the Lake Pontchartrain Shell Dredging Affair

Sierra Club New Orleans Group member meeting. Sunday, April 13, featuring Oliver Houck as our guest speaker.

Oliver Houck will discuss the rise of a remarkable set of lawsuits and related actions that would, after many twists and turns, terminate shell dredging in the Lake and along the coast, giving nature a chance to come back from a practice that had outrun its day.

Green Army Lobby Day, Tuesday, April 1, 2014

State Capital w tree

The Green Army Legislative Lobby Day will be happening on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Louisiana State Capitol. Our theme will be “Save Our Water.”  We have reserved ¾ of the capitol rotunda floor space between the House and Senate Chambers. Green Groups are invited to put up exhibits and displays to bring attention to environmental and public health issues of concern in Louisiana. We will start setting up displays at 9:00 am.

All are welcome to come and attend House and Senate legislative committee meetings that start at 9:30 am or 1:00 pm, or to go with us on tours of the capitol. Experienced capitol hands will be in the display area to assist our visitors in attending committee hearings or meeting with their legislators. Please come and invite your friends, especially folks you think would like to be on the Green Army action list of people who will contact legislators during the session. Everybody attending for lobby day should stop by our tables in the capitol rotunda to get a briefing and to pick up a Green Army volunteer sticker.

Green Army Event - Louisiana Water Festival, March 8, 2014

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Green Army Event

Louisiana Water Festival, State Capital Grounds, Baton Rouge March 8, 2014, 1 to 3 pm Speakers: Russell L. Honore (Ret), LA Green Army; John Barry, Restore Louisiana Now; Marylee Orr, LEAN; Sandy Rosenthal, Levees.org; Jonathan Henderson, GRN; Darryl Malek-Wiley, Sierra Club; Louisiana League of Women Voters; Louisiana Progress; Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and others. Everybody is invited.

Update, see video of the event here

 

Get Smart About Water, Strategies and Guidelines to Address Water Issues

Workshop on Water for citizens in Lafayette
Sponsored by League of Women Voters and Sierra Club
Saturday, Feb 8, 2014
9:00 am to 12 noon
South Regional Library
6101 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA ‎

RSVP for free to secure a spot. WaterWorkshop@aol.com or by phone at 337-278-0698.

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