Delta Chapter comments on Louisiana's Nutrient Management Strategy

Haywood Martin, Chair
Sierra Club Delta Chapter
PO Box 52503
Lafayette, LA 70505

January 27, 2014

Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority
Nutrient Management Strategy
P.O. Box 44027
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4027

To Whom It May Concern,

The Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club offers the following comments on the Review Draft of the “Louisiana Nutrient Management Strategy” released on December 20, 2013 (

The issue of the “Dead Zone” in the Gulf of Mexico has been of central concern to the Sierra Club for a number of years. The Club was one of a number of groups who joined to file the original petition under the Clean Water Act to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1995 that triggered federal action on this problem. The subsequent formation of the Gulf Hypoxia Task Force in 1997, and the agreement on an Action Plan in 2000, were part of a process aimed at addressing this serious threat to the health of the Gulf.

July 2013 Delta Sierran Newsletter

Read the latest news from Sierra Club Delta Chapter, including:

• Ironton Celebrates Resilience
• View From the Chair – Solar tax credits legislation
• Earl’s Pearls – Alligator and Cellphone
• Updated contact information for Chapter and Groups
• Trail Guide needs Blazers
• Group Meeting information

Click here to see the July 2013 Delta Chapter Newsletter at July 2013

Public Rights Prevail at LPSC

Monday, 21 May 2013

Contact: Jordan Macha, Sierra Club, 713-299-4300

Casey DeMoss Roberts, AAE, 504-982-0468

Public Rights Prevail at PSC

PSC Moves to Improve Public Participation

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Alliance for Affordable Energy, the Sierra Club, the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, and the League of Women Voters of Louisiana are pleased today after reaching an agreement with the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) over the handling of the energy efficiency rules. In April, the groups filed a lawsuit against the PSC stating that their members’ rights were violated when Commission Chair Skrmetta refused to allow public testimony before repealing the popular law. In the petition, the groups asked the Court to vacate the February 27th vote and call for a new vote on the reconsideration of the statewide energy efficiency rules in accordance with Louisiana’s open meetings law.

In the agreement reached by the groups and the LPSC, the February 27th vote will be vacated and the energy efficiency rules will be up for reconsideration and vote at the June meeting; at this time, the public will be given the opportunity to make public comment.

April 2013 Delta Sierran Newsletter

Read the latest news from Sierra Club Delta Chapter, including:

  • View From the Chair - ALEC and RPS
  • Earl’s Pearls - Guns Along the Bayou
  • Delta Chapter Goes to Washington
  • Reflections on the Keystone Rally
  • Disappointing News on the Energy Front
  • Delta Chapter’s Scenic Rivers Project is on a Roll

Click Here to Read the April 2013 Delta Sierran Newsletter.

Letter to Secretary of LDWF from Sierra Club Delta Chapter demanding a real management plan for Scenic Rivers

La. Scenic Rivers
46 Cypress Road
Covington, Louisiana 70433

LLM in Energy and Environmental Law

November 14, 2011


Honorable Robin Barham, Secretary
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
2000 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808

Re: Modification of the Management Plan for the Scenic West Pearl River

Dear Secretary Barham,

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