Monday, December 03, 2007

America's Energy Coast Initiative



The fragile energy-producing coastal wetlands along the Gulf of Mexico are crucial to the nation's economy, but the rest of the country doesn't seem to be taking the area's problems seriously, a group meeting today in Baton Rouge contends.

But that could all change if the four states — Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama — work together in forming "America's Energy Coast," say Sidney Coffee, project director of the America's Wetlands campaign, and former U.S. Sen. John Breaux.

Find out how your state depends on Louisiana. America's Wetlands has gathered statistics for the following states.

Florida


Illinois

Kentucky
Massachusetts
Minnesota
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Virginia

From the America's Energy Coast website,

The America’s Energy Coast initiative will bring together leaders of academia, industry, conservation, government and non-profit agencies to educate the public about the necessary co-existence of energy and ecology to sustain America’s Energy Coast. Through leadership assemblies, economic forums and outreach projects we will educate the public how responsible and sustainable energy development is attainable and consistent with conservation and environment stewardship.
We believe that a better public understanding of the role, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama play as a vital energy corridor, will lead to a stronger, safer, sustainable energy future for all Americans.

The Honorary Leadership Council for the America’s Energy Coast Initiative has agreed to help lead the initiative and provide valuable counsel to the effort as we educate the public of the importance of balanced, national dialogue about America’s energy future.

Co-Chair
The Honorable Trent Lott
U.S. Senator
Republican Senate Whip
Mississippi

Co-Chair
The Honorable Mary Landrieu
U.S. Senator
Louisiana


Louisiana
The Honorable Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Governor, LA
The Honorable Mary Landrieu, US Senator, LA
The Honorable David Vitter, US Senator, LA
The Honorable Richard Baker, US Congressman, LA
The Honorable William Jefferson, US Congressman, LA
The Honorable Bobby Jindal, US Congressman, LA
The Honorable Charlie Melancon, US Congressman, LA
The Honorable Charles Boustany, US Congressman, LA

The Honorable Mitchell J. Landrieu, Lt. Governor
The Honorable Jay Dardenne, Secretary of State, LA
The Honorable Charles C. Foti, Jr., Attorney General, LA
The Honorable John Kennedy, Treasurer, LA
The Honorable Bob Odom, Commissioner of Agriculture, LA
The Honorable Jim Donelon, Commissioner of Insurance, LA
The Honorable Scott Angelle, Secretary of Department of Natural Resources, LA
The Honorable Robert Adley, State Senator-District 36, LA
The Honorable Robert J. Barham, State Senator-District 33, LA
The Honorable Joel T. Chaisson, II, State Senator-District 19, LA
The Honorable Ann Duplessis, State Senator–District 2. LA
The Honorable Reggie P. Dupre, Jr., State Senator-District 20, LA
The Honorable Nick Gautreaux, State Senator-District 26, LA
The Honorable D.A. “Butch” Gautreaux, State Senator-District 21, LA
The Honorable Francis C. Heitmeier, State Senator-District 7, LA
The Honorable Ken Hollis, State Senator-District 9, LA
The Honorable Lydia P. Jackson, State Senator-District 39, LA
The Honorable Robert Marionneaux, Jr., State Senator-District 17, LA
The Honorable Willie L. Mount, State Senator-District 27, LA
The Honorable John A. Alario, Jr., State Representative-District 83, LA
The Honorable John F. “Andy” Anders, State Representative-District 21, LA
The Honorable Jeffrey “Jeff” Arnold, State Representative-District 102, LA
The Honorable Glenn Ansardi, State Representative-District 92, LA
The Honorable Austin J. Badon, Jr., State Representative-District 100, LA
The Honorable Damon J. Baldone, State Representative-District 53, LA
The Honorable Regina Ashford Barrow, State Representative-District 29, LA
The Honorable Clara Guilbeau Baudoin, State Representative-District 39, LA
The Honorable Gary J. Beard, State Representative-District 69, LA
The Honorable Shirley Bowler, State Representative-District 78, LA
The Honorable Timothy G. Burns, State Representative-District 89, LA
The Honorable Roy A. Burrell, State Representative-District 2, LA
The Honorable Don Cazayoux, Jr., State Representative-District 18, LA
The Honorable A. G. Crowe, State Representative-District 76, LA
The Honorable N.J. Damico, State Representative-District 84, LA
The Honorable Carla Blanchard Dartez, State Representative-District 51, LA
The Honorable Gordon E. Dove, Sr., State Representative-District 52, LA
The Honorable Sydnie M. Durand, State Representative-District 46, LA
The Honorable James R. Fannin, State Representative-District 13, LA
The Honorable Robert Faucheux Jr., State Representative-District 57, LA
The Honorable Mickey Frith, State Representative-District 47, LA
The Honorable Richard Gallot Jr., State Representative-District 11, LA
The Honorable Hunter V. Greene, State Representative-District 66, LA
The Honorable Elbert Lee Guillory, State Representative-District 40, LA
The Honorable Elcie J. Guillory, State Representative-District 34, LA
The Honorable Mickey Guillory, State Representative-District 41, LA
The Honorable Herman Ray Hill. State Representative-District 32, LA
The Honorable Avon R. Honey, State Representative-District 63, LA
The Honorable Donald Ray Kennard, State Representative-District 65, LA
The Honorable Charles E. Kleckley, State Representative-District 36, LA
The Honorable John F. LaBruzzo, State Representative-District 81, LA
The Honorable Juan A. LaFonta, State Representative-District 96, LA
The Honorable Billy Wayne Montgomery, State Representative-District 9, LA
The Honorable Jean-Paul J. Morrell, State Representative-District 97, LA
The Honorable Dan W. “Blade” Morrish, State Representative-District 37, LA
The Honorable Kenneth L. Odinet, Sr., State Representative-District 103, LA
The Honorable Wilfred Pierre, State Representative-District 44, LA
The Honorable Gil Pinac, State Representative-District 42, LA
The Honorable Loulan Pitre, Jr., State Representative-District 54, LA
The Honorable Joel Robideaux, State Representative-District 45, LA
The Honorable Joe R. Salter, Speaker of the House-District 24, LA
The Honorable M.J. Smiley, Jr., State Representative-District 88, LA
The Honorable Jack D. Smith, State Representative-District 50, LA
The Honorable John R. Smith, State Representative-District 30, LA
The Honorable Gary L. Smith, Jr., State Representative-District 56, LA
The Honorable Karen Gaudet St. Germain, State Representative-District 60, LA
The Honorable Francis C. Thompson, State Representative-District 19, LA
The Honorable Joseph F. Toomy, State Representative-District 85, LA
The Honorable T. Taylor Townsend, State Representative-District 23, LA
The Honorable Wayne Waddell, State Representative-District 5, LA
The Honorable Patrick Williams, State Representative-District 4, LA
The Honorable Ernest D. Wooton, State Representative-District 105, LA
The Honorable Aaron Broussard, Parish President-Jefferson Parish, LA
The Honorable Gordon Burgess, Parish President-Tangipahoa Parish, LA
The Honorable Caesar Comeaux, Parish President-Iberia Parish, LA
The Honorable Guy Cormier, Parish President-St. Martin Parish, LA
The Honorable Kevin Davis, Parish President-St. Tammany Parish, LA
The Honorable Mike Grimmer, Parish President-Livingston Parish, LA
The Honorable Dale J. Hymel Jr., Parish President-St. James Parish, LA
The Honorable Albert D. Laque, Parish President-St. Charles Parish, LA
The Honorable Nickie Monica, Parish President-St. John Parish, LA
The Honorable Paul Naquin, Parish President-St. Mary Parish, LA
The Honorable William H. Nungesser, President Parish of Plaquemines, LA
The Honorable Charlotte A. Randolph, Parish President-Lafourche Parish, LA
The Honorable Henry J. Rodriguez, Parish President-St. Bernard Parish, LA
The Honorable Don Schwab, Parish President-Terrebonne Parish, LA
The Honorable Steve Trahan, Parish Police Juror-Cameron Parish, LA
The Honorable Robert E. Billiot, Mayor-Westwego, LA
The Honorable Lionel J. Bordelon, Jr., Mayor-Moreauville, LA
The Honorable Anthony Daisy, Mayor Pro Tem-New Roads, LA
The Honorable James T. Fontenot, Mayor-Simmesport, LA
The Honorable Ronnie C. Harris, Mayor-Gretna, LA
The Honorable Clarence Hawkins, Mayor-Bastrop, LA
The Honorable Timothy Matte, Mayor-Morgan City, LA
The Honorable John D. McAdams III, Mayor-Mer Rouge, LA
The Honorable C. Ray Nagin, Mayor-New Orleans, LA
The Honorable Randy Roach, Mayor-Lake Charles, LA
The Honorable C.J. Scheufens, Mayor-Iowa, LA
The Honorable Patrick White, Mayor-Gibsland, LA
The Honorable Carroll J. Allemand, Councilmember-Grand Isle, LA
The Honorable Taranza Arvie, Councilmember-Evangeline Parish, LA
The Honorable Brenda Burley, Councilmember-Youngstown, LA
The Honorable Stan Cain, Councilmember-Livingston Parish, LA
The Honorable Thomas J. Capella, Councilmember-at-large-Jefferson Parish, LA
The Honorable Arnie Fielkow, Councilmember-at-large- Orleans Parish, LA
The Honorable Jonathan Foster, Councilmember-Amite, LA
The Honorable Rodney Geyen, Councilmember-Lake Charles, LA
The Honorable Danny W. Harrell, Councilmember-Livingston Parish, LA
The Honorable Marshal Harris, Councilmember-Livingston Parish, LA
The Honorable Willie ‘Sunset’ Holden, Councilmember-Winnfield, LA
The Honorable Elton Lagasse, Councilmember-Jefferson Parish, LA
The Honorable Lawrence Landry, Councilmember-City of Harahan, LA
The Honorable Kenny Matassa, Councilmember-Gonzales, LA
The Honorable Dianne McClelland, Councilwoman-Lafayette Parish, LA
The Honorable Shelley Midura, Councilmember-New Orleans, LA
The Honorable Cynthia Hedge Morrell, Councilmember-New Orleans, LA
The Honorable Provino Mosca, Councilmember-City of Harahan, LA
The Honorable “Ram” Ramachandran, Councilmember-St. Charles Parish, LA
The Honorable Chris Roberts, Councilmember-Jefferson Parish, LA
The Honorable Randall L. Rushing, Councilmember-Livingston Parish, LA
The Honorable Tommy Sandifer, Councilmember-LaSalle Parish, LA
The Honorable Ray A. Santiny, Councilmember-Grand Isle, LA
The Honorable Sandy Sonnier, Councilmember-Loreauville, LA
The Honorable Teddy Sutton, Councilmember-Bernice, LA
The Honorable Thomas L. Talbot, Councilmember-Iowa, LA
The Honorable Eddie Wagner, Councilmember-Livingston Parish, LA
The Honorable Tiffany Scot Wilken, Councilmember-City of Harahan, LA

Alabama
The Honorable Jim Folsom, Jr., Lt. Governor, AL
The Honorable Beth Chapman, Secretary of State, AL

Mississippi
The Honorable Thad Cochran, US Senator, MS
The Honorable Trent Lott, US Senator, MS
The Honorable Chip Pickering, US Congressman, MS
The Honorable Amy Tuck, Lt. Governor, MS

Texas
The Honorable Gene Green, US Congressman, TX
The Honorable Jerry Patterson, Land Commissioner, TX
The Honorable Donald Payne, County Commissioner-TX
The Honorable Dennis Bonnen, State Representative-District 25, TX
The Honorable Luis Sarinana, County Commissioner, TX

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