Environmental Law Institute Publishes 'After the Storm: Restoring America’s Gulf Coast Wetlands'

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"After the Storm," a book published by the Environmental Law Institute, provides unique insight and valuable primary-source reporting on the conditions leading up to and immediately following two of the most significant natural disasters in our nation's history.

"After the Storm: Restoring America’s Gulf Coast Wetlands," just published by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), examines the impacts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the hard road toward wetland restoration in the Gulf of Mexico.

Eighteen distinguished authors, many of whom were on the scene in the days and weeks following the cataclysmic storms, discuss options for restoring the Gulf Coast’s wetlands and protecting the coast from future harm. The authors reflect on the environmental, social, racial, economic, legal, and political dimensions of the crisis and the complex questions surrounding wetland restoration planning.

"After the Storm: Restoring America’s Gulf Coast Wetlands" is a unique and powerful primary-source reflection on one of the most significant environmental disasters in our nation’s history. Contributing authors include:

-Donald F. Boesch, President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

-David Evans, Director, Wetlands Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

-Oliver Houck, Professor of Law, Tulane University

-Dominic Izzo, Chair, Wetland and Sediment Management Committee of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers

-Mary Landrieu, U.S. Senator, D-La.

-Vernice Miller-Travis, Executive Director, Groundwork USA

-Cynthia M. Sarthou, Executive Director, Gulf Restoration Network

-Sandra Thompson, Executive Director, Atchafalaya Basin Program

"After the Storm: Restoring America’s Gulf Coast Wetlands" is a special report of the National Wetlands Newsletter, the nation’s leading journal devoted to wetland policy, law, and science. It is edited by Gwen Arnold, editor of the newsletter.

It is available for purchase at http://www.elistore.org/books_detail.asp?ID=11126.

The Environmental Law Institute® is an independent, non-profit research and educational organization based in Washington, DC. The Institute serves the environmental profession in business, government, the private bar, public interest organizations, academia, and the press. For further information from the Environmental Law Institute, please contact John Thompson at 202-939-3833.

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