Gulf Coast restoration plan is approved but lacks funding

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer At a public meeting Wednesday, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council okayed an initial plan—expected to be fleshed out within

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Environmental issues a concern for the future of Louisiana

By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer The rapid loss of Louisiana coastal wetlands continues to provoke state, local and community leaders to fight for funding for

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In oil-producing regions, minor hurricanes cause major environmental damage
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — We’re now approaching the peak of hurricane season, with forecasters predicting a higher-than-average number of storms this year. As many as three ...
Sign in front of a Mossville home for sale. Photos courtesy of MEAN
Black La. town latest victim of ‘environmental racism’
By Saeed Shabazz Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – A handful of free Black men and women led by an ex-slave named Jack Moss settled along the ...
Lawsuit proceeds against Taylor Energy over a 9-year Gulf leak
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Early last week, U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan in New Orleans paved the way for a lawsuit to continue against Taylor Energy Co. for oil leaking ...
What are the key issues in lawsuit against oil & gas companies for coastal loss?
By Bob Marshall http://thelensnola.org Since the 1970s, researchers have that shown oil and gas activities are one of the major causes for the catastrophic loss of 2,000 square miles of coastal wetlands ...
ExxonMobil industrial complex near the Mississippi River. Courtesy of Wikimedia.org
ExxonMobil is scrutinized in Baton Rouge after past leaks
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer State and federal agencies and neighbors are keeping an eye on Baton Rouge’s ExxonMobil complex, located next to the Mississippi River on Scenic Highway just north of ...
Terrebonne tribe struggles to preserve its way of life
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Theresa Dardar, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Terrebonne Parish, is down to the last bag of shrimp she froze in late April 2010 after the ...
Sulfur emissions from Exxon Mobil leak cause environmentalists concern
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer A leak in one of Exxon Mobil’s sulfur recovery units in Baton Rouge on May 22 resulted in the release of various chemicals harmful to human ...
Sinkhole suits will be consolidated into a class action
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Residents near Bayou Corne in Assumption Parish noticed excessive bubbling a year ago, and on August 3 the state issued a mandatory evacuation for about 350 people ...

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