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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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Group Letter to CPRA Concerning Gulf Hypoxia

The persistence and growth of a large area of hypoxic (low oxygen) water off Louisiana’s coast is a long-standing problem that threatens the state’s coastal fisheries and the communities who depend on them. Louisiana Environmental Action Network, Louisiana Audubon Council, Gulf Restoration Network, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club, Louisiana Bayoukeeper, Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper, Ouachita Riverkeeper and RESTORE write letter to CPRA to address nutrient reduction.…
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Faith and Environmental Groups Challenge Proposed Coal Export Terminal in Plaquemines Parish

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Sierra Club, Christian Ministers Missionary Baptist Association of Plaquemines, and Louisiana Environmental Action Network are challenging the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s approval of a Clean Air Act permit for a proposed coal export terminal in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.…
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Sampling Revisit of Southeast Pass

Follow up sampling performed by the Lower Mississippi River Keeper in the Mississippi River Delta on December 21, 2010 by:Wilma SubraSubra Company Paul OrrLower Mississippi River Keeper Michael OrrLouisiana Environmental Action Network On August 3, 2010, and December 21, 2010, the Lower Mississippi River Keeper and Louisiana Environmental Action Network sampled soil in the Mississippi River Delta near the mouth of Southeast Pass.…
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BP Oil Spill Seafood Sampling Project Results Overview

In response to the BP Oil Disaster, the Lower Mississippi River Keeper (LMRK), Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN), and Subra Company have performed monitoring, sampling and analysis of the environment and seafood in the coastal estuaries and wetlands of Louisiana. Monitoring of the environmental and human health impacts were initiated immediately following the Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting crude oil spill on April 20, 2010.  Physical and chemical field sampling and analysis of the wetlands and ecosystems, along the coast of Louisiana, were initiated on August 2, 2010.…
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Food Drive for the Fishermen

The Louisiana Environmental Action Network and the Lower Mississippi RIVERKEEPER hold the family fishermen of Louisiana in the highest regard. They achieve in life what many strive for. Self sufficiency, independence, harmony with nature all while putting food on the familiy table.…
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Dead Zone

Gulf Hypoxia, The DEAD ZONE The Problem   Where It Comes From Source: http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/sparrow/gulf_findings/ Louisiana Editorials The Advocate, March 16, 2008 The Advertiser, June 13, 2008 National Acadamy of Sciences Report Mississippi River Water Quality and the Clean Water Act: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities Read the Report a[rel~="mtli_filesize1931kB"]:after {content:" (19.31 kB)"}a[rel~="mtli_filesize1906kB"]:after {content:" (19.06 kB)"}a[rel~="mtli_filesize734MB"]:after {content:" (7.34 MB)"}…
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