The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority proposed a plan that could cause hundreds of intelligent, social dolphins to suffer and die. The plan is to divert large amounts of water and sediment from the Mississippi River directly into Barataria Bay to restore coastal ecosystems that naturally offer flood protection for coastal cities, says a news source. The state says it must be built as it is the best chance for restoring the coast. However, a growing number of people are in opposition to the project, calling it a risky, expensive experiment that could harm dolphin populations and the region’s fishing industry.

This plan will pose fundamental risks to dolphins, causing low salinity in their home waters, which can trigger “severe psychological reactions.” This project must be halted until a safer, more humane alternative can be found.

Source: WWLTV/Youtube

While restoration is important, we must ensure that we avoid harm to dolphins and prevent them from becoming collateral damage in the process. Sign this petition to demand the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority halt plans to divert freshwater and sediment into Barataria Bay, which will kill dolphins!

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