Friday, July 1, 2022

Tag: Louisiana

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.

Former Deputy Police Chief sentenced to prison for excessive force and...

"This case is a prime example of my commitment to hold accountable officers who threaten the mission of law enforcement by breaking the law.”

Louisiana offers fossil fuel exporter ‘single largest’ local tax giveaway in...

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.

Former prison Major convicted of beating handcuffed inmate

“Corrections officers are given great authority and power in our system because public safety depends on them doing their jobs well.”

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NATO and a war foretold

While the world determines how to hold Russia accountable for the horrors it is committing in Ukraine, the members of NATO should do some honest self-reflection.

California assemblyman kills fossil fuel divestment bill

The bill would have required the state’s two enormous public pension funds to divest from fossil fuels, but it was squashed by a Democrat who has taken money from oil and gas companies.

“Where will the nuclear waste go?”

So, what should be done about nuclear waste?

Organizers are reeling yet determined following Supreme Court’s dangerous expansion of gun rights

After celebrating the Senate’s gun control legislation, advocates are planning new actions in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on concealed carry.

China will decide the outcome of Russia v. the West

Is Putin the face of the future or the final gasp of the past?