Citizens In Cancer Alley Ramp Up Battle Against Industrial Pollution

By Julie Dermansky, -

This past year in Louisiana’s St. John the Baptist Parish, a small group of residents began organizing their community to compel the state to protect them against an invisible menace: the air [...]

Teacher Handcuffed For Questioning Superintendent’s Raise

By Nina Golgowski, -

Disturbing video taken at a Louisiana school board meeting on Monday shows a teacher being forcefully removed in handcuffs after she questioned a superintendent’s pay raise during a public [...]

US Army Corps Of Engineers Approves Bayou Bridge Pipeline

By Staff, -

LOUISIANA — Yesterday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted permits to Bayou Bridge, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, to construct a 162.5-mile crude oil pipeline from Lake [...]

L’eau Est La Vie: The Ways & Means To Fight A Black Snake In The Bayou

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

By Eleanor Goldfield for Occupy - Resisting the Black Snake in the Bayous: L'eau est la vie – water is life. From the deep bayous and what's left of the Louisiana wetlands, we take a look at the [...]

Water And Oil, Death And Life In Louisiana

By Nora Belblidia, -

By Nora Belblidia for Uneven Earth - Six months ago, a routine public hearing was scheduled in a nondescript gray government building in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “Normally these hearings [...]

Fighting Climate Change Can Be A Lonely In Oil Country, Especially For A Kid

By Neela Banerjee and Zahra Hirji, -

By Neela Banerjee and Zahra Hirji for Inside Climate News - RAYNE, Louisiana—As far back as Jayden Foytlin can remember, her cousin Madison came over to celebrate her birthday. The girls had been [...]

Louisiana (Finally) Seeking To Reduce Prison Population

By Matt Higgins, -

By Matt Higgins for In a recent op-ed on, Lafourche (pronounced La-Foosh) Parish Sheriff Craig Webre wrote, “We shouldn't incarcerate people just because they're poor. Or [...]

One Community’s Fight For Clean Air In Louisiana’s Cancer Alley

By Julie Dermansky, -

By Julie Dermansky for Nation of Change - It doesn’t take carefully calibrated measurements to realize there is something wrong with the air around the Denka Performance Elastomer plant in St. [...]

Governor Declares State Of Emergency Over Disappearing Coastline

By Merrit Kennedy, -

By Merrit Kennedy for NPR - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency over the state's rapidly eroding coastline. It's an effort to bring nationwide attention to the issue [...]

Clash Over Bayou Bridge Pipeline Ratchets Up After Louisiana Pipeline Explosion

By Julie Dermansky, -

By Julie Dermansky for Desmog Blog - Two permits are required for construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline, which has been proposed by Energy Transfer Partners in conjunction with Phillips 66 [...]

Louisiana Faces Faster Sea-Level Rise Than Any Land On Earth

By Lorraine Chow, -

By Lorraine Chow for Eco Watch - These dire predictions were pulled from a new rewrite of the state's Coastal Master Plan for 2017 released Tuesday by the Louisiana Coastal Protection and [...]

Texas Company Eyes Pipeline Through Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin

By Sue Sturgis, -

By Sue Sturgis for Facing South - Energy Transfer Partners, the Dallas-based company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, suffered a setback this week when the Army Corps of Engineers denied [...]

Louisiana Governor Requests Bailout As Flood Costs Rise To $15bn

By Matthew Teague, -

By Matthew Teague for The Guardian - The cost of August’s historic flooding in Louisiana is surging into view now, and rising as fast as riverwater. It could hit $15bn, according to a new report, [...]

Gulf Oil Leases Spark Outcry But Little Revenue

By Staff, -

By Staff for Living on Earth. There's no question that the oil industry has some real economic problems facing it. They've got infrastructure out in the gulf that is absolutely falling apart. [...]

In A Warming World, Deluges Like Louisiana’s Expected To Increase

By Zahra Hirji, -

By Zahra Hirji for Inside Climate News - The devastating rainstorm that unleashed terrifying flooding last weekend in Louisiana, with thousands of people escaping their homes and whole parishes [...]

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