The community of Bayou Corne faces many uncertaintites as Texas Brine Co. works to investigate and secure a growing sinkhole in Assumption Parish. Residents of the area are faced with bubbling bayous, seismic tremors and no end in sight.
Did you hear us on the radio? Sustainable Louisiana is LEAN's project to reach out to Louisiana citizens through short informative radio messages in an effort to build a greater awareness of issues of sustainablity and the economic benefits of a clean and healthy environment. The messages are Louisiana focused and provide practical solutions for people wanting to learn more and do more about the sustainablity of their communities. Check out the messages; get informed and get involved!
It's for people, not plants(the industrial kind) or fracking. The greatest river in North America runs through Louisiana and yet we are threatening our aquifers and drinking supply with excessive demand from industrial use. Lets make sure we have our priorities straight.
Our economy is focused on attracting smokestack industry, and we do that fairly well. But we could get a larger piece of the economic pie if we changed our priorities and put QUALITY of life at the top. Making Louisiana a clean and safe place to live makes good economic sense for everyone.
Before LEAN was founded in 1986, polluters ran roughshod over Louisiana's unique environment and way of life. By providing clear information about pollution and organizing groups into a statewide network, LEAN changed the balance of power. Lean stopped polluting facilities from being built and helped pass new policies protecting Louisianians' health and way of life. Now as one of Louisiana's most recognized environmental advocacy organizations, local governments and industries routinely consult LEAN at the start of applications for permits. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill, LEAN has coordinated emergency relief, disseminated accurate information about pollution and its impacts, and worked toward restoration of the region's habitats and cultures.
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