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S&WB projects could hasten bayou’s revival

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Freshwater fish are jumping again in Bayou Bienvenue, the former cypress-tupelo swamp spanning the Lower Ninth Ward and St. Bernard

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Faulty shale gas wells contaminated drinking water

By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Drinking water has been contaminated in Texas and Pennsylvania as a result of shale gas

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S&WB projects could hasten bayou’s revival
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Freshwater fish are jumping again in Bayou Bienvenue, the former cypress-tupelo swamp spanning the Lower Ninth Ward and St. Bernard Parish. Fresh water began replacing salt water ...
Lodges to be built for Tuscaloosa Marine Shale workers as hotels fill
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Companies use on-site trailers to house workers engaged in fracking the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale deposit, and they’ve rented blocks of hotel rooms. But as oilfield and service ...
Oil industry’s image reportedly has deteriorated in La.
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Oil and gas operators, once viewed favorably by many Louisiana residents, are no longer considered benevolent or benign, Lafayette resident Mike Stagg, a civic activist and an ...
EPA urged to reduce refinery pollution
By LaGloria Wheatfall Contributing Writer HOUSTON (Special from the Houston Defender) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to do more to protect Black, Latino and poor communities from oil refineries ...
Report: Drillers are illegally using diesel fuel to frack
By Naveena Sadasivam ProPublica A new report charges that several oil and gas companies have been illegally using diesel fuel in their hydraulic fracturing operations, and then doctoring records to hide violations ...
The Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. in Heze City, China Photo courtesy of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co
Cheap gas spurs Chinese chemical firm to locate in St. James
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer In the biggest, direct Chinese investment in Louisiana, Yuhuang Chemical Inc., a subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. in Heze City, said this month it will ...
Southern waters imperiled by toxic pollution
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – As summer heats up, many people’s thoughts turn to jumping in the closest river or stream to cool off—but industrial pollution in ...
The landfill at Oakville
Plaquemines community opposes new landfill permits
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Looking out his back door, Allen Green of Oakville Community Action Group in Plaquemines Parish sees a mountain of debris and trash. “It’s a smelly, 60-foot eyesore,” ...

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