Taylor Energy will pay upwards of $43 million in penalties and transfer $432 million as a trust to the Department to start cleaning up the 17-year spill.
If built, the plastics plant would pump air pollutants into surrounding communities and contribute more to climate change than three coal power plants. Corps announcement deals significant blow to project’s backers.
“Their actions are a disgrace to all correctional officers who serve ethically and continue to maintain high moral standards throughout our correctional facilities.”
“It is surprising to many people that pipeline companies have been handed the extraordinary power of eminent domain over Louisiana landowners."
The federal judge ruled that it is illegal to discriminate in employment because of "pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions."
“By turning so much of the land in this state into critical infrastructure, the average person can find themselves facing five years in prison for literally just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
The legacy of the federal government’s charter school grants in Louisiana should not be understood just by the sheer waste of precious education funds, but also by the real human consequences of spreading makeshift charter programs that throw communities into confusion, distress, and a sense of betrayal.
"This case is a prime example of my commitment to hold accountable officers who threaten the mission of law enforcement by breaking the law.”
The move comes as a group of investors and insurers have called on the U.S. and all other G20 nations to end fossil fuel subsidies entirely by 2020, citing the risk that climate change poses to the global economy.
“Corrections officers are given great authority and power in our system because public safety depends on them doing their jobs well.”