Our federal government continues to sell blocks of ocean to fossil fuel interests. We made ourselves known at the Superdome, last March. Officials responded by moving all future auctions online. The 2017-2022 offshore auction plan kept drilling out of the Atlantic and most of the Arctic. Yet our Gulf remains a sacrifice zone.
Our government is now collecting public input on its two Gulf auctions planned for 2018. Use this opportunity to share your vision of a clean Gulf!
The Bakken Fields of North Dakota put fracking on the map. Energy Transfer Partners wants to move that gooey black all the way down to the Gulf. We’ve got the refineries! We’ve got the ports! First step: build the Dakota Access Pipeline. Last step: build the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. We are working with the No Bayou Bridge Coalition to make sure that the best interest of the community and the environment cannot be ignored. The NoBBP Coalition is composed of The Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Gulf Restoration Network, BOLD Louisiana, L’eau Est La Vie Camp, The Sierra Club Delta Chapter, and the H.E.L.P. Association of St. James.
Sustainable Energy for New Orleans
Does integrated resource planning sound familiar? It’s 2017 and the city’s 2015 plan still isn’t finalized. Entergy now wants to build a gas-fired power plant in New Orleans East. Tax dollars would fund the project. Entergy would make a profit. Sitting next to a levee, the site is sinking faster than the rest of our sinking land. Entergy is a regulated monopoly in New Orleans, so City Council has full say in the energy direction of our city.