Plans to build a coastal barrier to protect gulf towns from powerful storms in Texas will be harmful for endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. We’re working to make sure there is a full environmental impact assessment and analysis of the ecological effects by the proposed barrier systems, and that alternative ways to solve the problem are considered.

In response to the risk of destruction of life and property from hurricanes, a number of coastal barrier system projects are currently being developed and discussed in Texas. These plans, while still in the conceptual phase, have engendered significant public and legislative support.

However, these proposed barrier system projects have the potential to severely degrade the habitat for sea turtles and birds on Galveston Island and along the upper Texas coast. Further, these projects might impede the growth and populations of thousands of fish and crustacean species that reside in the Galveston Bay Area.



Petition Supporting Youth-led Constitutional Climate Lawsuit Joined

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Turtle Island Restoration Network recently joined a petition—directed to the Biden Department of Justice (DOJ) and Attorney General Merrick Garland—for individuals to call on Attorney General Garland to end the…

Concern Expressed About Liquified Natural Gas Production, Exports, and Explosion

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Turtle Island Restoration Network recently joined a letter in response to the June 8th Freeport LNG export facility explosion to express continued concern with liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and…

Army Corps, hear our demands to meet Gulf Coast communities!

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By: Rebekah Hinojosa This was originally published on; you can find the original piece here. From Texas to Florida, environmental justice communities and Tribal leadership are working together to…