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NWF chair Jerome Ringo talks about restoring the gulf, outreach to minorities

As federal and state officials prepare massive recovery plans to help the Gulf Coast bounce back from hurricane damage, environmental groups say coastal restoration needs to be a top priority. Jerome Ringo, chair of the board of directors at the National Wildlife Federation, explains how restoring wetlands and marshes could shield Louisiana from future storms, and also attract hunters and fishers to the region. Plus, Ringo -- the first African-American chair of an environmental group -- discusses why the environmental movement needs to do a better job reaching out to minorities.