For years, those of us living along the Gulf Coast have been crying out to the rest of the nation and world that there is a potential for major disasters to happen—over and above the critical, ongoing disaster of land loss. When canals and channels for oil pipelines and shipping are cut through the marsh, the land disappears. In the last 50 years, we have lost an area equal to the state of Delaware, and that brings with it the loss of estuaries and resting places for migrating birds.
Hurting, Angry, and Hopeful
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