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EPA Continues to Put Citizens Lives at Risk Over Formaldehyde Limits in Wood Products - Court Rules Against Them

Photograph by Marvin Nauman taken on 04-03-2006 in LouisianaAgency must expeditiously implement emissions standards

A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) illegally delayed a rule intended to protect public health from formaldehyde.

As mandated by Congress, EPA set limits on the amounts of hazardous formaldehyde gas that can be released from various types of manufactured wood products made and sold in the United States, including materials used in cabinets, flooring and furniture and in emergency housing and travel trailers.  Formaldehyde is a carcinogen that also causes and exacerbates respiratory ailments.

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Provocative Design of Wetlands Ecolodge to Raise Awareness of Environmental Crisis

 The RIG's provocative architecture is designed to withstand the destructive power of the Gulf hurricanes.

The RIG facility offers a unique adventure/travel experience for volunteer eco-tourists helping to save Louisiana's vanishing coastal marsh

The Restoration Initiative in the Gulf Foundation announces the launch of its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to commission market analysis and develop an investor toolkit for capitalizing its highly anticipated project - The RIG. 

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Gulf Coast Environmental Justice Organizers launch the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp, the new hub for the Bayou Bridge Resistance

Indigenous Environmental Network Releases powerful video showing the impact of Bayou Bridge and the plight of coastal Indigenous people in the Louisiana wetlands

Indigenous Environmental Network Releases powerful video showing the impact of Bayou Bridge and the plight of coastal Indigenous people in the Louisiana wetlands

Following legal victories for the Tribes at Standing Rock, Water Protectors in Southern Louisiana will open the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp tomorrow. The launch marks the next fight to protect Indigenous rights, life-giving water and to stop Energy Transfer Partners from committing acts of environmental injustice.

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Trump's Coastal Restoration Disconnect

Last week the Louisiana Legislature unanimously passed the State's Coastal Master Plan in the wake of the new President's budget that called for the elimination of Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act  (GOMESA) funds for offshore oil and gas producing states, citing that offshore revenues should be returned to all taxpayers, rather than benefitting "only a small handful of states and not all U.S. taxpayers despite federal waters belonging to all Americans."

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