Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Cousteau fils says Tennesseans are polluting the Gulf of Mexico

Jean-Michel Cousteau was speaking at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga and took a moment to talk to the Tennessean about our state's impact on the ocean's ecology.

“There is runoff of heavy metals and chemicals and we’re overfishing the ocean,” he added. A U.S. Geological Survey report recently linked Tennessee and eight other states to a “dead zone” — up to a 7,000-square-mile area in the northern Gulf of Mexico around the U.S., where most marine life can’t live because of the lack of what’s called dissolved oxygen in the water.

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