Environmental Justice

After criminal charges against them are dropped, prominent Louisiana environmentalists vow...

Louisiana environmentalist Anne Rolfes said Monday that she’ll continue to push for a moratorium to stop more petrochemical plants from building along the Mississippi...

Biden picks Michigan’s Granholm for Energy, North Carolina’s Regan for EPA...

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate U.S. Rep. Debra A. Haaland to lead the Interior Department, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to head the Energy...

Biden’s presidency could open doors for environmental justice in Louisiana

WASHINGTON —  The incoming Biden administration is poised to bring a new focus to environmental justice—a major policy change that could have an impact...

Louisiana climate task force holds first meeting

Louisiana’s Climate Initiatives Task Force, a body Gov. John Bel Edwards created through an Aug. 19 executive order,  held its inaugural meeting at the...

Formosa Plastics permit suspended by Army Corps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday announced through a court filing in federal court in Washington its plans to suspend its permit...

Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ highlighted at congressional forum as an example of...

WASHINGTON —Louisiana activists are calling on Congress to bolster environmental justice protections at the federal level, in advance of a key vote in Congress...

A burning chemical plant may be just the tip of Hurricane...

By John Pardue, Louisiana State University Hurricane Laura plowed through the heart of Louisiana’s oil and chemical industries as a powerful Category 4 storm,...

Rise St. James fights Formosa, but elected officials don’t

The people in St. James Parish who are fighting against the planned construction of a $9.4 billion manufacturing complex planned by Formosa Plastics have...

Formosa agrees to defer major St. James Parish construction until February

Formosa Plastics will not proceed with any major construction on a $9.4 billion plastics manufacturing complex it plans for the west bank of St....

How many burial sites are on the land where Formosa Plastics...

Rise St. James and Formosa Plastics don’t agree about what’s going to happen in the future.  The environmental justice group says air, water and...

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