5 Years After Katrina, “Poor Decisions Continue To Be Made”

from Wildlife Promise

Coast Guard Dolphin H-65 during Hurricane Katrina operations

Larry Schweiger, president & CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, and Rev. Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus have teamed up on the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Between Katrina’s devastation & the Gulf oil disaster, they’re calling for a new national commitment to the Gulf Coast:

It’s time to make better decisions. We need restoration on both sides of the levee to fully recover. Restoring the coastal wetlands that protect our communities from storm surge is key to a resilient, sustainable New Orleans. Creating green jobs restoring our resources, not degrading them, will be critical to the long term economic prosperity of the Gulf Coast. We need the Senate’s support — and with oil in our marshes, now more than ever — to restore our coast and protect New Orleans — an American treasure.

The U.S. Senate should pass comprehensive energy and oil spill legislation that will reduce carbon pollution that leads to more powerful storms and provide a dedicated fund for the restoration of America’s imperiled wetlands.

You can help! Email the White House right now & ask President Obama to support Gulf Coast restoration.

Photo via Flickr’s Tidewater Muse