In celebration of our 20th anniversary, we dug deep into the GRN archives to compile our 20 most important victories of the past two decades. In this first installment, we’re highlighting our first five major victories, which span from 1995 to 2006.
#1: Action on the Dead Zone
GRN groups petitioned EPA to take Dead Zone-causing nitrogen and phosphorus pollution seriously and to form an Interstate Management Conference regarding the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone. While the petition was rejected, it served as a catalyst for the formation of the Dead Zone Task Force.
#2: Protecting Mississippi’s Coastal Wetlands
In 1998, GRN began to work to prevent casino developments in Mississippi’s fragile wetlands by hosting a tour of development projects for officials. Eventually, GRN and the Gulf Islands Conservancy filed suit on the issue, and ultimately obtained a federal...