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Blog: Harmful Attacks on the EPA

Oct 24, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

The unfounded attacks ignore the lives saved and productivity created by the agency. 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.

Blog: Changes in the Congressional Cafeteria

Apr 04, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

In the House, the GOP killed a cafeteria composting program, replacing the biodegradable containers and tableware that Democrats had mandated with Styrofoam and plastic substitutes.  Read more

NETWORK's Response to President Obama's State of the Union Address

This response pays particular attention to statements he made that are directly related to NETWORK’s 2011-2012 issue agenda. We were encouraged by much of what he had to say, but we also found some gaps. Read more

Our 2011-2012 Issue Agenda

We present our current issue priorities for the 112th Congress. Read more

2010 Voting Record for Congress

See how your legislators voted on important social justice issues. Read more

Blog: Government Support for Electric Cars

Nov 18, 2010 | By Laura Quigley, NETWORK Intern

If the United States is serious about maintaining its dominant position on the world stage, the government needs to increase its investments in renewable energy. Read more

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