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Press Releases
12
Jul

AWF APPLAUDS NEW PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN COASTAL RESTORATION

BATON ROUGE, LA – The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) commends Resource Environmental Solutions (RES) and its partnership with a multinational private equity firm making a significant investment in the company to support its next phase of development, furthering private participation in coastal restoration in Louisiana. Elliott Bouillion, RES president and CEO and a leader in...
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07
Jun

STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR’S EFFORTS TO KEEP WETLAND FUNDS

Governor’s Efforts to Keep Wetland Funds Properly Directed Important for State’s Future The America’s WETLAND Foundation lauds Governor John Bel Edwards’ persistence in fending off efforts by the Attorney General’s office to redirect $7 million in oil spill recovery payments and applauds the Louisiana State Senate Finance Committee for its decision to require the payment...
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10
May

LATEST SURVEY SHOWS HIGHEST CONCERN ABOUT LOUISIANA’S COAST

NEW ORLEANS – The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) released results of its recent online selected coastal leaders survey that show high concern among respondents about the state of Louisiana’s coast. The latest polling shows 91 percent of respondents “very concerned” and seven percent of respondents “somewhat concerned” about the loss of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. These...
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11
Apr

STATEMENT BY AWF ON WELL CONTROL RULE

In response to the tragedy of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Federal Government and specific agencies of government acted to ensure that Gulf Coast oil and gas operations were conducted with utmost safety. The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) is concerned that some provisions of the proposed Well Control Rule proposed by BSEE could have...
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18
Mar

WARNING: TAKING AWAY COASTAL FUNDING WILL JEOPARDIZE ENTIRE STATE ECONOMY

America’s WETLAND Foundation says Louisiana’s future tied to hard decision  for funding restoration and protection NEW ORLEANS – From loss of habitat for ducks to vanishing cover for a complex web of pipelines and navigation routes that fuel America and support the largest job sector in the state, any tinkering with dedicated funding for saving Louisiana’s...
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04
Mar

VOTER PATTERNS ON CLIMATE CHANGE EMERGE IN MIDST OF PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST

Surveys by America’s WETLAND Foundation and University of Texas  Show National and Red State Support for Climate Action  NEW ORLEANS – A new University of Texas (UT) national energy poll echoes findings from America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) polling over a 10-year period; 73% of Americans, including 54% of Republican voters, think climate change is occurring....
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24
Feb

AWF TOURS GIWW RESTORATION PROJECT WITH U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

Site visit demonstrates innovative, cost effective solutions NEW ORLEANS – The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) today provided a tour of the Foundation’s Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) Shoreline Stabilization and Restoration Project for representatives of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. AWF developed the project as a response to shoreline erosion and saltwater intrusion killing fresh...
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11
Feb

STATEMENT FROM AWF RE: RISING PROPERTY INSURANCE RATES

In response to coastal residents’ protests against rising property insurance NEW ORLEANS – In 2011, the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) sounded the alarm about rising property insurance rates and the threats to culture and economies along the Gulf Coast from storms, subsidence, and rising sea levels as it held 11 Blue Ribbon Resilient Community leadership...
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11
Feb

AWF DECRIES PRESIDENT’S BUDGET THAT ELIMINATES REVENUE SHARING FOR COASTAL RESTORATION

NEW ORLEANS – The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) said today that attempting to repeal the sharing of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) revenues with the coastal oil and gas producing states in the U.S. through the budgetary process is counter to the best interest of the nation. After many years of a hard fought effort to...
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06
Feb

STATEMENT FROM AMERICA’S WETLAND FOUNDATION

NEW ORLEANS – Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana has joined a bi-partisan group of U.S. Senators in introducing an amendment to a Senate energy bill that would lift the cap on revenues in the present Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) from $500 million to $999 million for the Gulf offshore energy producing states....
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