Unless things change, we will continue to float on the water of the springs until we sink permanently into the gulf.
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Part two of our series examining the oil and gas fracking industry, and Louisiana’s troubled marriage with it.
This is the first in a multi-part Bayou Brief series examining the oil and gas fracking industry, and Louisiana’s troubled marriage with it.
The federal multidistrict litigation panel’s decision represents a significant victory for the State of Louisiana and specifically for District Attorney Keith Stutes and for Plaquemines, Jefferson, Cameron, and St. Bernard parishes.
Years after the EPA cited health risks from the Denka Performance Elastomer plant in Louisiana’s St. John the Baptist Parish, is enough being done to protect the surrounding community?
Following the revelation that a subcontractor for utility giant Entergy had paid actors to support its bid for a controversial new power plant in New Orleans, the company now finds itself in a public relations meltdown.
The stakes are far too high, and in any case in which a defendant’s primary appeal to the public is to focus on how much money lawyers are making or could be making, they are hoping the public will be distracted enough to forget to ask the most important question, “Are you guilty?”
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.
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.
Meet Justin Dewitt.