Environment

Photo Gallery: New Orleans remembers those lost to Hurricane Katrina...

Robert Green lost his 3-year-old granddaughter and 73-year-old mother when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005. Fifteen years later, Green spoke...

After Hurricane Laura makes landfall, crews battle chlorine fire at BioLab...

In the destructive wake of Hurricane Laura, emergency responders and hazmat crews spent most of Thursday battling a chemical fire at a chlorine plant...

Additional unemployment benefits to come next week, Gov. Edwards said

Gov. John Bel Edwards held his second of two weekly press conferences at the Louisiana State Capitol. What follows is a brief summary of...

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....

Louisiana’s congressional delegation can’t stop the Great American Outdoors Act

WASHINGTON — Major environmental legislation sailed through Congress Wednesday while the nation’s political leaders were stuck in intense negotiations over the contours of a...

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...

Rise St. James files injunction seeking to halt construction of $9.4B...

Rise St. James, a faith-based environmental justice group in St. James Parish took its fight against Formosa Plastics to Washington Tuesday by asking a...

Louisiana Bucket Brigade leaders say their arrests for terrorism is payback

Two women from the Louisiana Bucket Brigade were arrested on charges related to terrorism Thursday, six months after they left a box of plastic...

State board gives 5 companies $140 million off next year’s property...

The Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday approved tax breaks for multiple Louisiana companies worth more than $148 million next year alone...

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