We teamed up with Surfrider Galveston to create Bring the Bag, which will help the City of Galveston work towards the reduction and elimination of single-use plastic bags in order to create a safer, healthier, and cleaner environment.

One person uses 500 plastic bags per year, and these bags can enter our waterways, oceans and litter our beaches. Sea turtles often confuse plastic bags for jellyfish and can be harmed or even killed by plastic bag litter.

The good news is that you can join the Bring the Bag campaign today by simply making a commitment to bring reusuable grocery bags when shopping, and stop the wasteful cycle of single use plastic bags!

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Updates

NOAA Fisheries Should Close Critical Areas of the Gulf to Protect Western Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

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WASHINGTON—Turtle Island Restoration Network urged the National Marine Fisheries Service to immediately reinstate Spring Gulf of Mexico Gear-Restricted Areas (“GRAs”).  These GRAs—bluefin tuna spawning hotspots closed to pelagic longlining during…

Undersea Gas Pipeline Rupture Causes Fire in Gulf of Mexico

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A Mexican state-owned oil company’s undersea gas pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico suffered a rupture on July 3, resulting in flames boiling to the surface of the sea. Pemex,…

Rally to Stop the Dredging and Stop Oil Exports Set for Wednesday

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For Immediate Release, May 11, 2021 Contacts: Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, joanie@seaturtles.org Ethan Buckner, Earthworks, ebuckner@earthworksaction.org Rally to Stop the Dredging and Stop Oil Exports Set for Wednesday…