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United Nations condemns Cancer Alley pollution

United Nations experts condemn pollution of Cancer Alley as environmental racism

A group of United Nations Human Rights experts has raised “serious concerns” about the continued industrialization of the region of Louisiana known as “Cancer...

AG Jeff Landry signs onto $100M settlement offer from Freeport -McMoran...

A lawsuit pursuing financial restitution for damages by a petrochemical company to Louisiana’s natural storm buffer moved forward Thursday, when the state’s attorney general...
La. Democrats ignoring Cancer Alley

Cancer Alley’s been ignored by state’s top Democrats, activist says in...

One of the nation’s most prominent defenders of the poor and their right to live in environments free of pollution included Louisiana’s Cancer Alley...

La. auto insurance rates likely won’t drop this year despite tort...

It’s unclear when or if auto insurance rates in Louisiana will ever decrease as predicted by business lobbyists and state Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon...

Marathon Petroleum, accused of fraudulently seeking tax exemption, granted contingent tax...

Three months after it was accused of falsifying records in an attempt to get a property tax exemption from the Louisiana Board of Commerce...

LSU enters 30-year ‘utilities modernization initiative’

LSU will enter a decades-long utilities modernization initiative with Enwave Energy and LA Energy Partners to modernize the campus’ energy systems that heat, cool...

Haaland faces GOP critics at her Interior confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Deb Haaland confronted expected tough questioning from Republican senators on Tuesday at her confirmation hearing to become the first Native American...

Report: Internal memo shows DuPont knew its LaPlace plant was polluting...

Chemicals manufacturer DuPont decided to sell its LaPlace plant after determining it would cost too much to reduce its emissions of a toxic chemical,...

Biden backs reparations study, as House Dems push for commission

WASHINGTON—The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats held a...

A third of Louisiana workers would benefit from $15 minimum wage...

About a third of Louisiana’s workers would benefit from a minimum wage increase to $15 an hour, according to a report by the Economic...

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