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“Certainly Intimidation”: Louisiana Sues EPA for Emails With Journalists and Cancer Alley Residents

  2024-02-02 by in The Intercept

The state’s far-right government is escalating its fight against environmental protection with a rare use of public records law.

  Tagged under: Louisiana


Louisiana court upholds air permits for petrochemical complex in Cancer Alley

  2024-01-23 in The Guardian

Decision helps clear path for Formosa Plastics to build US’s largest petrochemical complex of its time

  Tagged under: Louisiana


Rep. Mike Johnson - Campaign Finance Summary

  2023-12-13 (or before) in Open Secrets

Fundraising profile for Rep. Mike Johnson - Louisiana ( District 04)

  Tagged under: US Politics | Louisiana | Finance


Frontline Communities Launch Hunger Strike to Protest Plastics Giant Formosa

  2023-10-30 by in DeSmog

Communities around the world impacted by the plastics giant Formosa are launching a global hunger strike on October 31.  Fishers, organizers, and concerned citizens in Texas, Vietnam and Louisiana — areas that are home to existing or proposed Formosa plants — have supported each other's efforts to mobilize against the Taiwan-based firm, forming the organization International Monitor Formosa Alliance (IMFA). Now the alliance is launching a hunger strike to demand that the victims of a 2016 environmental disaster in central Vietnam caused by Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation, a subsidiary of the Formosa Plastics G...

  Tagged under: Fish | Louisiana | Texas


Mike Johnson's First Big Bill Cuts Biden's Climate Funding - Bloomberg

  2023-10-26 in Bloomberg

The first major legislation House Republicans passed under newly installed Speaker Mike Johnson would cut billions of dollars in consumer rebates for energy efficiency upgrades included in President Joe Biden’s signature climate law.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Legislation | Joe Biden | Renewable Energy | Louisiana


Fossil fuel firms spent millions on US lawmakers who sponsored anti-protest bills

  2023-10-25 in The Guardian

About 60% of oil and gas operations protected from protest due to money spent on lobbying, says Greenpeace USA report

  Tagged under: Exxon | Louisiana | Fossil Fuels | Activism | Greenpeace


Seven dead after 'super fog' causes huge pile-up in New Orleans

  2023-10-24 in The BBC

Dense fog caused a pile-up of more than 150 vehicles near New Orleans, killing seven and wounding 25.

  Tagged under: Louisiana


‘Everything out the faucet is salt’: Louisianans struggle as drinking water crisis persists

  2023-10-20 in The Guardian

New Orleans has avoided losing drinking water due to a saltwater ‘wedge’ traveling up the Mississippi River – but in Plaquemines parish, it has already happened

  Tagged under: Rivers | Louisiana


Saltwater threat to Louisiana drinking water to grow across US, experts warn

  2023-10-10 in The Guardian

Louisiana residents face crisis as seawater penetrates low-lying Mississippi but scientists say other coastal cities likely to be affected over time

  Tagged under: Oceans | Rivers | Louisiana | Sea Level


A saltwater wedge climbing the Mississippi River threatens drinking water - The Washington Post

  2023-09-21 in The Washington Post

A saltwater wedge is making its way up the drought-stricken Mississippi River, threatening drinking water. New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell signed an emergency declaration Friday.

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Louisiana


Dozens of wildfires burn in Louisiana amid scorching heat: "This is unprecedented" - CBS News

  2023-08-27 (or before) in CBS News

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  Tagged under: Louisiana | Wildfires


Louisiana residents told to ‘get out now’ in face of sweeping wildfire

  2023-08-25 in The Guardian

Nearly 1,000 people in Merryville, in Beauregard parish close to Texas border, ordered to evacuate as Tiger Island fire burns nearby

  Tagged under: Louisiana | Texas | Wildfires


Global South issues in the Global North? A fossil toxic tour through Texas and Louisiana - Part 2 | EnergyTransition.org

  2023-08-10 in EnergyTransition.org | The Global Energiewende

In May 2023, Andy Gheorghiu travelled along the US Gulf coast and visited LNG export sites (operating, under construction and planned) which have been co-financed by German banks or enabled through…

  Tagged under: Louisiana | Texas | Finance


Record-breaking Texas heatwave enters third week as thousands lose power

  2023-06-24 in The Guardian

New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas also face scorching temperatures as heat dome settles over US south-west

  Tagged under: Louisiana | Texas | Fossil Fuels


This nine-year-old was enslaved in the US. Her story could help stop a chemical plant

  2022-09-20 in The Guardian

The life stories of enslaved people are crucial to a legal battle over a Louisiana petrochemical facility that could triple residents’ exposure to carcinogens

  Tagged under: Activism | Louisiana


Republican Group of State Financial Officers Takes on Woke Capitalism - EXPOSEDbyCMD

  2022-05-29 (or before) by in exposedbycmd.org

Republican treasurers, auditors, and staff from 16 states are huddling together with corporate lobbyists and an array of right-wing groups for the State Financial Officers Foundation's Annual Meeting in New Orleans this week to discuss strategies to combat "woke" policies, fake news, and China.

  Tagged under: Capitalism | Louisiana


US to hold surprise plant inspections targeting pollution in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley

  2022-01-26 in The Guardian

Environmental Protection Agency seeks to protect local community from sites suspected of air pollution violations

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Louisiana


This is what a year of climate disasters looked like

  2021-12-19 (or before) in YouTube

From -25C temperatures in Spain to a record-equalling 54.4C in Death Valley, the extremes of our climate are becoming more acute. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/...

  Tagged under: Spain | Extreme Weather | Texas | California | Louisiana


Louisiana Shell refinery left spewing chemicals after Hurricane Ida

  2021-09-04 in The Guardian

Power outages from the storm have left air quality tracking systems out of commission, making public health concern hard to gauge

  Tagged under: Shell | Louisiana | Health


La. Grandma Takes on Chemical Companies in Cancer Alley 'Like a Roaring Lion' — and Succeeds

  2021-08-12 (or before) in People.com | Celebrity News, Exclusives, Photos and Videos

Teacher-turned-environmental champion Sharon Lavigne was recently awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for stopping a $1.25 billion plastics plant from coming to her community

  Tagged under: Louisiana


Life Cycle of Oil and Gas Fields in the Mississippi River Delta: A Review

  2021-05-15 (or before) in MDPI - Publisher of Open Access Journals

Oil and gas (O&G) activity has been pervasive in the Mississippi River Delta (MRD). Here we review the life cycle of O&G fields in the MRD focusing on the production history and resulting environmental impacts and show how cumulative impacts affect coastal ecosystems. Individual fields can last 40–60 years and most wells are in the final stages of production. Production increased rapidly reaching a peak around 1970 and then declined. Produced water lagged O&G and was generally higher during declining O&G production, making up about 70% of total liquids. Much of the wetland loss in the delta ...

  Tagged under: TotalEnergies | Rivers | Louisiana | Wetlands


Bill seeks to make Louisiana ‘fossil fuel sanctuary’ in bid against Biden’s climate plans

  2021-05-09 in The Guardian

Republicans and Democrats are introducing bills to push against Biden’s new restrictions on oil and gas companies

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Louisiana | Fossil Fuels


UN Human Rights Experts Condemn Expanding Petrochemical Industry in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley as 'Environmental Racism'

  2021-03-03 by in DeSmog

Human rights experts appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council issued a statement on March 2 raising concerns about the further industrialization of Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley.” This largely Black-populated stretch of the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge is lined with more than a hundred refineries and petrochemical plants. The experts said additional petrochemical development in this region, which U.S. Environmental […]

  Tagged under: Rivers | Louisiana


From Pollution to the Pandemic, Racial Equity Eludes Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Community

  2021-02-25 by in DeSmog

Mary Hampton, president of the Concerned Citizens of St. John the Baptist Parish, a community group in Louisiana fighting for clean air, opted to do everything in her power to avoid getting the coronavirus after Robert Taylor, the group’s founder, was hospitalized with COVID-19 earlier this year. So she got vaccinated as soon as she […]

  Tagged under: Louisiana


After criminal charges against them are dropped, prominent Louisiana environmentalists vow to keep fighting chemical plants - Louisiana Illuminator

  2020-12-21 in lailluminator.com

The East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office announced it would not pursue charges against organizers with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.

  Tagged under: Louisiana


Reuters finds 3,810 U.S. areas with lead poisoning double Flint’s

  2020-09-01 (or before) in Reuters

Since last year, Reuters has obtained neighborhood-level blood lead testing results for 34 states and the District of Columbia. This data allows the public its first hyper-local look at communities where children tested positive for lead exposure in recent years.

  Tagged under: USA | Louisiana | California | Health | Women and Children


Louisiana Environmental Activists Charged With “Terrorizing”

  2020-06-25 by Alleen Brown in The Intercept

Two activists face 15 years in prison for sending plastic pellets to an industry advocate affiliated with the Taiwanese petrochemical giant Formosa.

  Tagged under: Louisiana | Activism


US climate activists charged with 'terrorizing' lobbyist over plastic pollution stunt

  2020-06-25 in The Guardian

Anne Rolfes and Kate McIntosh face up to 15 years in prison after delivering box of plastic pellets found as pollution

  Tagged under: Activism | Louisiana


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