Under siege by tar sands, Gulf Coast ‘draws the line’

By Cherri Foytlin Contributing Writer (Special from Bridge The Gulf) – The first time I saw a picture pertaining to tar sands extraction was on

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A rig drilling Encana’s Weyerhaeuser 73H-1 well in St. Helena Parish. Courtesy of Encana Oil & Gas USA.

Tuscaloosa shale drilling revs up in Louisiana and Mississippi

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Many Shreveport area residents were enriched by Haynesville, the nation’s top shale play before its wells started producing less. Farther

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Corpsmembers from Limitless Vistas, Inc. help plant the new park Courtesy of thecorpsnetwork.orgd
Limitless Vistas prepares young residents for green jobs
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer New Orleans East resident Darryl Lutcher, a former theater major, never thought he’d be an environmental technician at consultants Ardaman & Associates, Inc. in Jefferson—where he’s worked ...
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 the next year or so—to oversee spending ...
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 coastal restoration projects. According to The ...
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 ...

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