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‘Our democracy is in peril’: Women risk arrest in voting rights...

WASHINGTON—Diane Howard of Cleveland traveled to the nation’s capital with hundreds of other women to urge Congress to pass an elections overhaul and undo...
EPA needs to force Louisiana to cleanup its air, environmental groups say

EPA should force Louisiana to curb air pollution, environmentalists say

Environmental groups are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to reject Louisiana’s draft proposal to meet federally-mandated pollution reductions and instead enforce its own...

Grassroot groups give Louisiana lawmakers an ‘F’ on the environment

Louisiana is among the nation’s top energy producing states. It’s also among the states most vulnerable to climate change, which is driving more intense...

New law keeps some industrial pollution accidents hidden from the public

Over the objections of an advocacy organization that says environmental self audits will leave the public more in the dark, Gov. John Bel Edwards...

Science catches up to what residents of Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ have...

If you’re ever inclined to describe how healthy you are, you’d do well to remember that the world is bigger than Louisiana and that...

Louisiana considers solar farm regulations as crop farmers voice concerns

Correction: A previous version of this article misspelled Jim Simon's name. The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources held its first public hearing Tuesday to...

Louisiana courts energy startup that converts sugar cane waste to biofuel

A company that turns sugar cane waste into a green biofuel is considering building a $70 million renewable energy facility in Iberia Parish, and...

Biden and bipartisan senators clinch a deal on $1.2T infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON — The White House and a bipartisan group of U.S. senators said Thursday they’ve struck a deal on the outlines of a $1.2...

New Orleans to consider $15/hour minimum wage for city employees, contractors 

A proposed ordinance to raise the minimum wage of city contractors and some city workers to $15 per hour will appear before a New...

LSU tears down New Orleans school building despite taxpayer-funded renovation

Despite objections from preservationist groups, LSU has moved ahead with demolishing McDonogh No. 11, a 142-year-old New Orleans elementary school that has undergone millions...

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