share

Gulf Coast

Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing

The Bayou Region of coastal Louisiana has experienced more than its fair share of disasters and disastrous events in the last century, but especially in the last six years. Our coastal communities have faced impacts from significant land loss and erosion, subsidence, salt-water intrusion, hypoxia, air and water pollution, hurricanes and storm surges, and oil drilling disasters. And of course, the effects of these events are stronger in this region because of the lack of effective “voice” of the people who are most impacted by them.

Still Ill from the BP Spill

Gulf Communities are reporting numerous cases of sickness related to the BP oil drilling disaster, but lack access to appropriate diagnosis or treatment

Over a year and a half since the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon explosion resulted in the dumping of 170 million gallons of crude oil and 2 million gallons of chemical dispersants into the Gulf Coast, many of the urgent health impacts of the disaster are neither understood nor addressed.  In February 2010, the U.S.

Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Beyond the Economic Loss

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf Coast caused 4.9 million barrels of crude oil to spill into the Coastal waters from Texas through Florida. BP’s oil continued to hemorrhage into the ocean for the subsequent 87 days.

Senator Landrieu Writes about the Wealth Gap

Aug 09, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

We were honored when Louisiana Senator Mary L. Landrieu agreed to write an article for us about what was happening on the Gulf Coast and how wealth disparities there were presenting some unique challenges.

Read more

Facts about the Gulf Coast

The Gulf Oil Spill began on April 20 as the result of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion. Oil has been gushing out at alarming rates since then, becoming the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and one of the most devastating disasters along the Gulf Coast. Communities along the gulf that were still in the process of recovering from hurricanes Katrina and Rita were dealt another devastating blow.

Prayers for the Gulf Coast

Included here are prayers you can use in solidarity with the people of the Gulf Coast: Prayer for Communities in the Gulf Coast Region Prayer of Confession Intercessions  Read more

Response to Hurricane Disasters

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused one of the most devastating tragedies in U.S. history, damaging thousands of communities and lives among the Gulf Coast region. Although years have passed since this tragedy, the effects of the disaster are still felt today.

BP Oil Spill on the Gulf Coast

With the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig off the coast of Louisiana on April 20, 2010, the BP oil spill has become one of the most devastating oil spills that have occurred in the United States. Thousands of families along the Gulf Coast relying on natural resources for income and employment have been immensely affected by the oil spill.  With 47% of the Louisiana population living on the coast and anywhere from 12,000 to 19,000 barrels of oil spilling into the gulf each day, major industries such as fishing, agriculture, and tourism have declined dramatically.

Gulf Coast

NETWORK looks with particular concern on areas of our nation that have been devastated by recent ecological disasters – both natural and human-created.

In recent years, the Gulf Coast has been deeply affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the more recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill, perhaps the worst in our nation’s history.

Syndicate content