Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Tag: Louisiana

Black Louisianans grapple with a climate change-denying governor-elect

Black activists fear that Republican Gov.-elect Jeff Landry may stifle the state’s much-needed climate adaptation efforts as they seek to protect their quickly disappearing homes.

Oil and pipeline companies are backing a ‘water quality restoration’ project...

“The idea that this is an experimental project is absurd because we’ve done this numerous times.”

Effort to give oil companies $97 million tax break in Louisiana...

The original version of the bill introduced by Rep. Phillip DeVillier this spring would have cost the state $97 million over the next five years.

Taylor Energy agrees to pay for cleanup of longest-running oil spill...

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.

Army Corps orders environmental review of proposed Formosa plastics plant in...

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.

4 former correctional officers sentenced to prison for inmate’s death

“Their actions are a disgrace to all correctional officers who serve ethically and continue to maintain high moral standards throughout our correctional facilities.”

Louisiana landowners appeal Bayou Bridge Pipeline’s right to seize their land...

“It is surprising to many people that pipeline companies have been handed the extraordinary power of eminent domain over Louisiana landowners."

Abortion discrimination in the workplace is illegal says U.S. district court

The federal judge ruled that it is illegal to discriminate in employment because of "pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions."

Louisiana law turning pipeline protests into felonies violates constitution, new lawsuit...

“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.”

Epic fail of charter schools in Louisiana

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.

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An urgent plea to leftists in the 6 battleground states likely to decide the...

If we want to remain a country where we still have the ability to agitate for justice and equality, then it’s incumbent on us to vote with that in mind.

Global uprising: Protests erupt worldwide against economic support for Gaza conflict

The wave of protests swept major cities across the globe, with significant disruptions reported on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, downtown Los Angeles, and key transport routes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wizz Air commits to cutting-edge eco-friendly fuel made from human waste

Turning Waste into Wayfare: Discover how Wizz Air is propelling the future of flight with its groundbreaking move to fuel planes with a resource as ubiquitous as human waste. A clean sky is no longer just a dream but a destination.

‘Should be a global wake-up call’: Coral reefs suffer fourth mass bleaching event

This phenomenon signals a dire warning about the escalating impacts of climate change on these vital underwater ecosystems.

Donald Trump faces groundbreaking criminal trial as first former U.S. President in the dock

With jury selection underway, the world watches as this unprecedented trial unfolds, potentially reshaping America's political landscape.