Sunday, December 5, 2021

Tag: Louisiana

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.”

Congressman asks gas industry to join him as ‘3 percenters,’ fails...

“Because together, as the Three Percenters, we represent everything that's right about this world.”

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“Only the people can save the people!” Xiomora Castro’s presidential win in Honduras

“I believe firmly that the democratic socialism I propose is the solution to pull Honduras out of the abyss we have been buried in by neo-liberalism, a narco-dictator and corruption.”

If Roe v. Wade goes away, so will easy re-elections for right-wing Republicans and...

Future campaigns will be about women’s rights, not saving or overturning a court ruling.

200+ groups to Democrats in Congress: No holiday recess until you pass voting rights

“Our democracy is under attack across the country, and Senate Democrats must do whatever it takes—right now—to get these critical voting rights bills signed into law.”

New report: Cost of renewable energies may be less than previously thought

A new report found that predicted costs for renewables have likely been overestimated "falling short of early pricing model predictions again and again."