For Immediate Release: August 24, 2023


Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, 512 417-7741,


Media Advisory, September 13, 2023


Turtle Island Restoration Network in a Coalition of Gulf Indigenous, Environmental, Frontline Groups Heads to New York to Advocate for End to Fossil Fuels

Galveston, TX. More than 40 prominent  community leaders from the Gulf are heading to New York City to participate in the March to End Fossil Fuels, a mass mobilization taking place Sept. 17 ahead of the United Nations Climate Ambition Summit.

“Fossil fuels are destroying our living planet and our priceless Gulf of Mexico, said Joanie Steinhaus, Director of Oceans at Turtle Island Restoration Network.  “We stand with indigenous and frontline communities bearing the worst and earliest impacts of climate disruption caused by the fossil fuel industry.”

What: The Gulf of Mexico delegation will join more than 10,000 advocates in New York City to implore President Biden to reverse course after his continued greenlight of mega-polluting fossil fuel projects. The time is now for concrete steps to phase down on fossil fuels.

When: Sept. 17, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

Where: The march starts on Broadway between 52nd and 57th streets in Manhattan. It will proceed on 52nd Street and culminate with a rally on 1st Avenue and 50th Street. Photo and video resources of the delegation will be available for reporters immediately following the march.

Who: Representatives of over 600 groups have endorsed the march.


Organizations will be showing support for The United Nations to inform world leaders to phase out fossil fuels in order to safeguard life on Earth including humans. The March to End Fossil Fuels will leverage national and international pressure to compel President Biden to end approvals for fossil fuel projects, including 20+ proposed facilities in the Gulf.


Turtle Island Restoration Network is a global ocean conservation nonprofit with offices in California and Texas, whose mission is to inspire and mobilize people around the world to protect marine biodiversity and the oceans that sustain all life on Earth.