SCOTUS EPA Ruling Puts More Pressure on Local Environmental Groups

July 7, 2022

The Supreme Court's (SCOTUS) decision limiting the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ability to enforce climate policy has laid the groundwork for Republican attorneys general and conservative legal activists across the U.S. In its ruling, the Court embraced what is known as the "major questions doctrine," a conservative legal theory that states that only Congress can give federal agencies authority to decide issues of "major economic and political significance."


New Orleans, Jefferson Parish Residents Call for Public Hearing on Controversial Blackwater Permit Application

July 26, 2020

In 2008, Blackwater Midstream quietly opened in Westwego. It was so quiet that Jefferson Parish officials didn’t even know about it. When Blackwater purchased the former NuStar Terminals plant along the Mississippi River, Westwego City Councilmember Larry Warino said the city “found out from a magazine,” according to a NOLA.com article from the same year.  […]


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