Our Forests Aren’t Fuel!

Big business wants Europeans to pay them to burn your forests for energy. Biomass Secure Power Inc. of Canada, Drax Biomass International of the United Kingdom and Point Bio Energy of Wisconsin are in the process of building facilities at the Port of Baton Rouge that will manufacture wood pellets out of trees from Louisiana forests and then ship them to Europe to be burned in power plants and furnaces. Check out the investigative video below!…
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NRC Reports for November 2013 – MS River Corridor

Release of pollutants reported to the National Response Center during the month of November, 2013 along the Mississippi River industrial corridor in Louisiana. Release of pollutants reported to the National Response Center during the month of November, 2013 along the Mississippi River industrial corridor in Louisiana.…
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Louisiana’s Dirty 100 Orphaned Oil & Gas Wells

The “Dirty 100” are the 100 orphaned wells that are ranked as having the highest priority for the need of permanent plugging. They are leaking oil or Natural Gas, are currently causing an environmental problem and may also present a hazard or concern to human health and safety.…
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A Green Army is Forming!

Louisiana faces a myriad of environmental challenges but organizations from all over South Louisiana are coming together and joining forces to address these challenges. Louisiana faces a myriad of environmental challenges but organizations from all over South Louisiana are coming together and joining forces to address these challenges.…
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Annie’s Journey Continues

Paul and Michael Orr of LEAN/LMRK made the trip upriver last week to drop off Annie to John Ruskey and the Mighty Quawpaws. Paul and Michael Orr of LEAN/LMRK made the trip upriver last week to drop off Annie to John Ruskey and the Mighty Quawpaws. Quapaw Canoe Company offers wilderness expeditions on the Lower Mississippi River, its Back Waters, Bayous, Oxbows, and Flood Plain between the levees.…
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Soil Sample Testing Results From The Bayou Corne Sinkhole

Early this summer LEAN acquired a sample of soil from around the Bayou Corne sink hole and sent it to Marco Kaltofen at Boston Chemical Data Corp. and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute previously analyzed many samples related to the BP oil spill.…
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Oil and Gas Leaks in the Gulf – Business as Usual

On September 30, 2013 the Gulf Monitoring Consortium conducted a monitoring flight of south-east Louisiana and found what it always finds; oil and gas operations spilling oil and other pollutants into the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana coastal wetlands. Here are some highlights, or perhaps, “lowlights” from the flight: On September 30, 2013 the Gulf Monitoring Consortium conducted a monitoring flight of south-east Louisiana and found what it always finds; oil and gas operations spilling oil and other pollutants into the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana coastal wetlands.…
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GC-HARMS update September 2013

The “Gulf Coast Health Alliance: Health Risks Related to the Macondo Spill” (GC-HARMS) research project seeks to characterize health impacts and community resiliency factors related to the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. a collaborative response to characterizing environmental health risks and building community resiliency after the Deep Water Horizon disaster in the northern Gulf of Mexico The “Gulf Coast Health Alliance: Health Risks Related to the Macondo Spill” (GC-HARMS) research project seeks to characterize health impacts and community resiliency factors related to the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.…
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LEAN Backs Coastal Lawsuit

Executive Director, Marylee Orr’s letter to the editor  supporting the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s lawsuit was published in the Advocate today, 8/30/13. http://theadvocate.com/news/opinion/6904341-123/letter-lean-backs-coastal-lawsuit From The Advocate: August 30, 2013 I have been the executive director of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) for over 25 years.…
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Waterkeeper’s Air War

Great article from the TecheToday.com profiling the work of Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Dean Wilson, Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper Paul Orr and SouthWings. Great article by Ken Grissom Special Thanks to SouthWings.org and volunteer pilot David Mauritson. From TechToday.com, 8/29/13: With nearly a million acres to monitor with one set of eyes, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Dean Wilson and his Waterkeeper Alliance colleague Paul Orr, Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper, with the task of watching over that major industrial corridor, relie on the kindness of another non-profit formed to give wings to a wide variety of persons and organizations interested in the health of the ecosystems of the Southeast from Louisiana to West Virginia.…
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