Under Louisiana Bill, Peaceful Protesters Could Face 20 Years In Prison

By Christine Baniewicz, Truthout.org -

"It's a good bill," he said, then motioned for favorable passage. Ninety-seven legislators voted yay, three voted nay, and just like that, all 4.6 million residents of Louisiana took a step [...]

A Death In Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Reinforces Small Town’s Fears Of Industry Impacts

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

Sixty-year-old Keith Hunter lived in St. James, Louisiana, for roughly 27 years, and during that time, he watched as the sugarcane farms gave way to oil storage tanks and as a railroad [...]

Bayou Bridge Protesters Arrested As Louisiana Advances Bill Toughening Penalties For Pipeline Protests

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

On Thursday, April 5, opponents of the Bayou Bridge pipeline attempted to shut down its construction by blocking an industrial supply company’s facility in Iowa, Louisiana, just outside of Lake [...]

Louisiana And Minnesota Introduce Anti-Protest Bills Amid Fights Over Bayou Bridge And Enbridge Pipelines

By Alleen Brown and Will Parrish, Theintercept.com   -

THIS WEEK, THE Louisiana House of Representatives introduced new legislation aimed at criminalizing the activities of groups protesting the extraction, burning, and transport of oil and gas. The [...]

Resistance Born On The Bayou

By Eleanor Goldfield, Artkillingapathy.com -

That morning, three of us woke up early – earlier than most people visiting New Orleans – and drove to a rural area not far from Rayne, LA. A local woman there had asked Cherri to come and [...]

Appeals Court Reverses Decision Stopping Bayou Bridge Pipeline Work Through Cypress Swamp

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

On February 24, U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick, an Obama appointee, granted Earthjustice an injunction in order to prevent irreparable harm to the basin, an environmentally [...]

Bayou Bridge Pipeline Opponents Say Louisiana Governor’s Office Is Surveilling Them

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

Opponents of the Bayou Bridge pipeline accused Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards of meeting with representative of the oil and gas industry while refusing to meet with activists and communities [...]

Battle In The Bayou

By Eleanor Goldfield, Steemit.com -

From the front lines of the oil pipeline fight in Louisiana. In oil and gas soaked Louisiana, a coalition of groups and individuals are standing up and in the way of the latest dirty energy [...]

Federal Judge Halts Bayou Bridge Pipeline Installation

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

The Bayou Bridge pipeline will be the last leg of the Dakota Access, carrying oil fracked in North Dakota to Louisiana. The final stretch of the project, if built as proposed, will span 162.5 [...]

Citizens In Cancer Alley Vow To Ramp Up Battle Against Industrial Pollution In 2018

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

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 [...]

Citizens In Cancer Alley Ramp Up Battle Against Industrial Pollution

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

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, Huffingtonpost.com -

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, ienearth.org -

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, www.occupy.com -

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, www.unevenearth.org -

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 [...]

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