Friday, September 11, 2015

COASTS, NOT COAL - RAM Terminal Hearing

The past year and a half has been an amazing experiment in real democracy. Together, the people of southeast Louisiana spoke up and local government listened: we don't want the RAM Coal Export terminal or its dirty coal trains. City and Parish resolutions were passed, Plaquemines Parish denied a construction permit, and a Belle Chasse judge ordered the state permit revoked.

But the RAM Terminal is still at it. It has reapplied for a state permit from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and a public hearing has been scheduled for next week.

Now, more than ever, we need your voice. We can't afford to let the West Bank transform into an industrial corridor and threaten one of our most important coastal restoration projects. 

Will you commit to coming to the hearing next week and bring 5 friends and neighbors? The louder our voice of opposition, the more difficult it will be for the DNR to conclude that this project is in the public interest.

Here are the details:
What: Press Event and DNR Hearing on RAM’s Coastal Use Permit

 September 17th (Thursday), press event at 5:30 pm, Hearing at 6 pm. 
Where: Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 LA-23, Belle Chasse, LA

Stand up for community and coastal restoration by holding a sign at the press event and sharing a public comment at the hearing! Refreshments will be available. 
Join us Thursday, September 17th in Belle Chasse to stand up for coast not coal. 
For any questions or to RSVP, click the "Join Us" link above or send an email to Grace Morris at
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Get Biking (to our Meeting) in September!

The Future of Bicycling in New Orleans


Bike Easy - The Future of Bicycling in New Orleans
New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Dan Favre, Executive Director of Bike Easy, the Greater New Orleans bicycle advocacy organization, to give an overview of the state of bicycling in New Orleans today and the work his organization is doing to build a bright biking future. Along the way he'll cover safety tips for people who bike and people who drive, go over helpful recommendations for bike commuting, and get your feedback about how to make bicycling in the region fun, safe, and easy for everyone.

Get bikin' on down to the Audubon Zoo - Dominion Auditorium located on Magazine Street.
(Enter by open gate to the right of the main entrance and adjoining meeting rooms.)
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Refreshments 6:30 PM, Program 7 to 8 PM
Visit for more info about this month's Guest Organization.

Be sure to check out the 2013 Bicycle Map of New Orleans for suggested routes. Many new lanes and paths have been added since publication just two short years ago.

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