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Gulf Coast

Pass the RESTORE Act!

The entire Gulf coastline from Texas to Florida continues to be impacted by the 2010 oil spill. The need for restoration is immediate. Read more

Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing

The Bayou Region of coastal Louisiana has experienced more than its fair share of disasters and disastrous events in the last century, but especially in the last six years. Our coastal communities have faced impacts from significant land loss and erosion, subsidence, salt-water intrusion, hypoxia, air and water pollution, hurricanes and storm surges, and oil drilling disasters. And of course, the effects of these events are stronger in this region because of the lack of effective “voice” of the people who are most impacted by them.

Sept. 2011 Update from Washington: Gulf Coast Legislation

There’s an axiom in Washington that when disaster strikes, Congress responds. But in the case of the BP Gulf oil spill—the worst environmental disaster of our time—this axiom has failed, at least to date.

Still Ill from the BP Spill

Gulf Communities are reporting numerous cases of sickness related to the BP oil drilling disaster, but lack access to appropriate diagnosis or treatment

Over a year and a half since the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon explosion resulted in the dumping of 170 million gallons of crude oil and 2 million gallons of chemical dispersants into the Gulf Coast, many of the urgent health impacts of the disaster are neither understood nor addressed.  In February 2010, the U.S.

Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Beyond the Economic Loss

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf Coast caused 4.9 million barrels of crude oil to spill into the Coastal waters from Texas through Florida. BP’s oil continued to hemorrhage into the ocean for the subsequent 87 days.

Senator Landrieu Writes about the Wealth Gap

Aug 09, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

We were honored when Louisiana Senator Mary L. Landrieu agreed to write an article for us about what was happening on the Gulf Coast and how wealth disparities there were presenting some unique challenges.

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Blog: Making a Difference on the Gulf Coast

Jan 31, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

When President Obama said last week that Americans do big things, I imagine he was talking about organizations like The Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Justice. Read more

Blog: Gulf Coast Justice

Oct 18, 2010 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast five years ago this past August and September. These cataclysmic disasters provided an opportunity to rebuild an area safer and better than what the storm and man-made errors had destroyed, but unfortunately that opportunity was missed. Read more

Facts about the Gulf Coast

The Gulf Oil Spill began on April 20 as the result of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion. Oil has been gushing out at alarming rates since then, becoming the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and one of the most devastating disasters along the Gulf Coast. Communities along the gulf that were still in the process of recovering from hurricanes Katrina and Rita were dealt another devastating blow.

Prayers for the Gulf Coast

Included here are prayers you can use in solidarity with the people of the Gulf Coast: Prayer for Communities in the Gulf Coast Region Prayer of Confession Intercessions  Read more

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