Louisiana’s Department of Justice is currently being led by people who have repeatedly proven to care more about the profits and public image of Big Oil and chemical companies than about the state’s environment or those who live in our most vulnerable communities, even if it poses a danger to first responders.
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Residents of the Lower Ninth Ward vigorously oppose the Army Corps of Engineers’ $1 billion plan to widen the Industrial Canal, fearing it could destroy a neighborhood and a culture that Katrina nearly wiped out. Environmental scientists and independent engineers agree.
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In the wake of the killing of Alton Sterling and officers Gerald, Garafalo and Jackson, I encountered some who lamented, “This is not who we are.” My response was simply, “This is exactly who we are.”
State Sen. Conrad Appel is an outspoken critic of trial lawyers. And yet he may be the legislature’s most prolific plaintiff.
But a wealthy businessman publicly undermining the civil justice system is not only hypocritical; it’s dangerous for our democracy and our environment.
When it comes to houses, is bigger always better? According to proponents of the tiny house movement In Louisiana, the answer might just be no.
The U.S. Chamber survey, which has been widely criticized for its sloppy and misleading methodology, has nothing to do with ensuring justice. Quite the opposite.
Inflamed by plans for a new power plant, activists say that Lafayette’s publicly-owned power company is stuck in the 20th century.
One thing is for certain: Russel Honore does not mind telling you why he’s totally unimpressed, even if it means boot-stomping all over the self-aggrandizing talking points offered by city, county, and state elected officials on both sides of the political aisle.