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Save America's Wetlands
Petition Background (Preamble):
25% of the oil and gas consumed by Americans is at risk
30% of the seafood that feeds the nation is jeopardized.
The nation’s largest port system that handles agriculture, petro-chemicals, manufactured goods and commodities is vulnerable.
We recognize the importance of Louisiana’s unique wetland’s ecosystem and its role in protecting Louisiana’s commerce and coastal population from storm damage.
Currently Louisiana has 30% of the total coastal marsh- and accounts for 90% of the coastal marsh loss- in the lower 48 states.
Louisiana’s wetlands are America’s wetland and they need your help! We are asking you to please support legislation to fund the restoration of America’s wetlands such as the Gulf Coast Protection Act, the America’s Outdoors Act introduced by Senator Mary Landrieu.
Leading scientists and engineers have designed solutions to restore America’s wetland. The money for coastal protection does not need to come from the American taxpayer.
Since 1927, the leveeing of the Mississippi River has cut off fresh water, sediments and nutrients to the 7th largest delta on Earth – a place called America’s WETLAND – causing coastal Louisiana to suffer. Every year, 24 miles of Louisiana shoreline washes away, resulting in the loss of valuable wetlands equal in size to a football field every 30 minutes.
Leading scientists and engineers have designed solutions to restore America’s wetland. The money for coastal protection does not need to come from the Amercian taxpayer."
The Save America's Wetlands petition to United States Congress and Senate was written by Adira Riben and is in the category Environment at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: new orleans, louisiana, coastal restoration, environment, wetland, environmental justice