Fishermen, Southwest Louisianans, Advocates Respond to Biden’s Pause on Gas Export Approvals, Overhaul of Review Process, Call for Industry Phaseout

January 30, 2024

On Friday, January 26th, President Biden announced that his administration would pause approvals for gas export terminals, and overhaul the approval process to include climate, economic, national security, and environmental justice factors in its public interest determination for export licenses. In response, Travis Dardar, Southwest Louisiana indigenous fisherman, and Founder of Fishermen Involved in Sustaining our Heritage (FISH), John […]

Puppets & Political Theater Tell Story Of Environmental Crisis

January 20, 2024

A huge crowd gathered across from the Morial Convention Center on Friday, January 19 for an authentic history lesson and accompanying political theatre in support of reducing Louisiana’s dependence on fossil fuels. The history lesson told the story of South Louisiana’s origins and its first people through the eyes of Roishetta Ozane and James Hiatt, […]

Southwest Louisiana Fishermen to Disrupt Destructive Gas Export Buildout with Boats

January 19, 2024

NEW ORLEANS  – Southwest Louisiana fishermen and shrimpers, along with climate activists and environmental justice organizations, will transport their boats to New Orleans on Friday, January 19 for the Americas Energy Summit & Exhibition. Right after the Frontlines Rising March and Puppet Show concludes, the fishermen will use their boats to disrupt the conference and make clear that fishermen […]

New Report Shows Chronic Underreporting of Violations, Operational Failures at Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass Gas Export Terminal 63% of First Half of 2023

December 13, 2023

As federal government weighs granting Venture Global gas export permits, findings demonstrate Venture Global’s lack of transparency and inability to operate in compliance with permits, prompting call to deny future permits A new report released by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade and Fishermen Involved in Sustaining our Heritage (FISH) reveals significant, ongoing operational problems and demonstrates […]

Fishermen Invite U.S. Energy Secretary to Witness Gas Export Devastation in Southwest Louisiana, Deny New Gas Export Terminal Permits

November 15, 2023

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to be greeted by a sign asking her to ‘Defend Fishermen, Stop Gas Exports’, personally invited to Cameron and asked to deny Venture Global’s permit for its CP2 gas export terminal. Wednesday, November 15, 2023 CAMERON, LA – Ahead of U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s visit to Louisiana this Thursday, Travis Darder, […]

General Honoré, Fishermen, Residents Call on LDNR to Reject Venture Global Permit Application, Protect SWLA from Gas Export Onslaught

November 2, 2023

Link to hearing livestream Wednesday, November 1, 2023 CAMERON, LA – On Wednesday, Lt. General Russel Honoré, fishermen, shrimpers, residents and allies met outside of the Cameron Parish Police Jury ahead of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ (LDNR) coastal use permit hearing for Venture Global’s CP2 gas export terminal. Honoré and fishermen spoke about the […]

General Honorè to Join Fishermen, Residents Rallying at Venture Global’s Coastal Use Permit Hearing for CP2 Gas Export Terminal

October 30, 2023

General Honorè, fishermen, residents and allies will call on the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to deny Venture Global’s coastal use permit in order to save the local seafood industry Wednesday, November 1, 2023 CAMERON, LA – On Wednesday, General Honorè will join fishermen, shrimpers, residents and allies for a rally outside of the Cameron Parish […]

Carbon Capture Deep Dive

October 25, 2023

“Every dollar spent on this climate technology is a waste”  Virtual Carbon Capture Deep Dive: National energy experts, frontline leaders to expose carbon capture’s faulty technology, mounting risks to communities, and how fossil fuel corporations plan to profit from billions in the Inflation Reduction Act HOUSTON – As Dr. Charles Harvey of the Massachusetts Institute of […]

How Can New Orleans Residents Prepare for the Saltwater Intrusion?

September 26, 2023

Near record-low water levels on the Mississippi River have New Orleans officials rushing to deal with a salwater wedge making its way up from the Gulf of Mexico. On Monday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards requested a federal emergency declaration for Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Jefferson, and Orleans Parishes in an attempt to procure federal help before the saltwater reaches treatment plants serving tens of thousands of residents.

UPDATE: Mandatory Evacuation Lifted in Chemical Release and Fire Reported at Garyville Petroleum Refinery

August 25, 2023

Emergency responders are on the scene of a large fire and chemical release at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in St. John the Baptist Parish. According to parish officials, there was a release of naptha, a flammable liquid hydrocarbon found in crude oil. The fire started in a storage tank at the refinery, and so far is contained to refinery grounds.

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