This is the blog for the Delta (Louisiana) Chapter of the Sierra Club. This blog is a forum for discussion of the environment, and issues affecting it, in the State of Louisiana and surrounding areas.
For our Families, for our future.
Big Oil has held the Gulf Coast hostage for too long.
It's time to establish a Gulf Coast Regional Citizens Advisory Council, like the one created after the Exxon Valdez spill, that willgive local residents a voice in decisions that affect their communities, economy, and coasts.
But working to prevent future disasters is not enough. The Senate must also direct that Clean Water Act fines from the BP oil disaster be returned to the Gulf Coast and used to restore areas devastated by the catastrophe -- with input from the Regional Citizens Advisory Council.
We cannot allow another tragedy like the BP oil disaster to occur off our coasts. But that's exactly what will happen if the Senate allows Big Oil to continue calling the shots when it comes to oil development.