Citizen Concerned About Conservation
I’m working in southern Alabama this summer and all the while, I’m missing Louisiana. I grew up in Jennings, and there is nothing like our culture and our communities.
My mother was sure that I appreciated our coastal areas, now protected by the Wilderness Act in Breton and Lacassine. But only five percent of our nation’s landmass enjoys this protection.
As oil and gas interests eye our state for fracking of the new shale finds, I keep thinking about how to balance those needs with the need to protect our coast.
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, I hope our congressional delegation will unite to be sure our energy needs are balanced against the needs to keep our state safe for hunting, fishing, camping and general conservation.
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