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.

Moving from Environmental Justice Commitments to Outcomes

August 21, 2023

It’s no secret that pollution from the petrochemical industry is accelerating rates of cancer, respiratory disease, and other serious illness in Louisiana communities. For too long, laws meant to protect the health and safety of Americans have failed to deliver, and frontline communities, especially people of color and low-income families, have been left to fight virtually on their own. […]

Activists Criticize Louisiana’s Inconsistent Action on Climate Change

August 15, 2023

Last week, Louisiana politicians gathered for the groundbreaking of the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project, a $3 billion effort expected to restore 21 square miles of Louisiana coastline. While the project is being hailed by many as a huge step forward in combating climate change and land loss, others have noted that it seems hypocritical in the face of other actions taken by the state.

Cameron Parish’s Venture Global LNG Export Facility Disappoints Environmentalists by Continually Violating Permits

May 26, 2023

With the help of former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, Arlington Virginia-based Venture Global – a producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) sourced from “resource rich” North American natural gas basins – opened its first facility located in Cameron Parish at Calcasieu Pass in January, 2022. The company is currently exporting 12 million tonnes per annum […]

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