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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

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

Blog: National Conference Raises Student Voices

Jul 08, 2010 | By Maureen Book, NETWORK Intern

Silence. No birds fly overhead, no fish are swimming, and no human person is around.  Instead, a thick layer of oil covers the ocean, leaving behind an acid smell that burns your throat and smothering every sign of life with complete and utter silence. Read more

BP Oil Spill on the Gulf Coast

With the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig off the coast of Louisiana on April 20, 2010, the BP oil spill has become one of the most devastating oil spills that have occurred in the United States. Thousands of families along the Gulf Coast relying on natural resources for income and employment have been immensely affected by the oil spill.  With 47% of the Louisiana population living on the coast and anywhere from 12,000 to 19,000 barrels of oil spilling into the gulf each day, major industries such as fishing, agriculture, and tourism have declined dramatically.

Blog: Getting to the Root of Our Oil Dependence

Jun 17, 2010 | By Maureen Book, NETWORK Intern

The president spoke eloquently from the Oval Office on the need to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. Read more

Blog: Oil Dependency Wake-Up Call

Jun 17, 2010 | By Maureen Book, NETWORK Intern

The recent oil spill in the Gulf Coast has sent shockwaves throughout the nation, serving as a wake-up call to many Americans about our dependence on oil and the pressing need for comprehensive environmental policies. Read more

Blog: The Gulf Oil Spill Teaches Us Many Lessons

Jun 14, 2010 | By Maureen Book, NETWORK Intern

The crisis of the current oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has reminded us of the fragility of not only our technology, but also of our ecosystems. Read more

Gulf Coast

NETWORK looks with particular concern on areas of our nation that have been devastated by recent ecological disasters – both natural and human-created.

In recent years, the Gulf Coast has been deeply affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the more recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill, perhaps the worst in our nation’s history.

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