Terry L. Jones

Terry L. Jones

Terry is the Louisiana Enterprise Reporter for Floodlight News. He is a Baton Rouge native and has lived and worked there for the last decade. Before joining Floodlight, he was the City Hall reporter for The Advocate. He has covered crime, local politics and environmental issues in the Louisiana capital and the surrounding area. Terry is a graduate of Southern University. In 2020, he was awarded a reporting fellowship from Investigative Reporters and Editors and uncovered how the East Baton Rouge Parish Office of Community Development mismanaged federal money meant for affordable housing. Jones also moonlights as a writer of young adult fiction.

a view of a wind turbine in front of the sun

How ocean wind power could help the oil industry

By: and - December 30, 2022

Offshore wind farms in the Gulf of Mexico proposed by the Biden Administration could generate enough electricity for 3.1 million homes in Texas and Louisiana. But industry is eyeing the potential for offshore wind farms to instead power oil refining, steel and fertilizer manufacturing and other industrial processes. The administration has committed to building 30 […]

Curtis Shuck stands next to one of the abandoned, uncapped wells he saw in Montana.

Nonprofits clean up ‘dirty little secret’ of oil and gas industry: abandoned wells

By: - November 1, 2022

The following story was first published by Floodlight, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates the powerful interests stalling climate action. Curtis Shuck stumbled upon what he calls one of the oil and gas industry’s “dirty little secrets” while visiting Montana for a work-related trip in 2019. It was a rusted, uncapped oil well in the middle […]

A row of solar panels

What hinders Louisiana’s shift toward renewable energy? Voters say their congressional leaders

By: - September 21, 2022

Despite generally liking renewable energy, the majority of  Louisiana voters oppose efforts to shift the state away from oil and gas, according to a survey released earlier this year by the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance.  That opposition is mostly rooted in respondents’ beliefs that the state’s economy is too reliant on oil and gas […]