Don’t allow the destruction of wetlands between New Orleans and the Gulf

From Healthy Gulf.org

Last week, several of you came out to a hearing in New Orleans to show your support in stopping the construction of an industrial park that would destroy 57 acres of wetlands along the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO).  Now, the City of New Orleans is coming close in deciding whether or not to permit this wetland destruction, and we need you to speak out for our wetlands!

Local communities, along with state and federal partners, have worked too hard to get the MRGO closed to allow this unnecessary destruction.  Wetlands situated between communities and the Gulf must be restored to their former glory, not paved over for an ill-conceived industrial park that would just be in harm’s way.

Please take a moment to send a message to the City of New Orleans and tell them to not allow the destruction of wetlands in an area so vital to the storm protection of New Orleans and St. Bernard Parish.

http://action.healthygulf.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2205

For a healthy Gulf,

Matt Rota
Water Resources Program Director

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~ by vermilionaire on February 5, 2010.

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