Big Box To Blame for Food Prices; Food Stamp Requirements Increase; Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act; America’s Antisemitism Campaign; Fentanyl Penalties Continue; Wetlands Lose EPA

May 31, 2023

Blame Walmart and Amazon for Higher Food Prices There’s no doubt that the costs of everything at the grocery store – from meat, fresh fruit and vegetables to butter milk, eggs and even soft drinks – have risen significantly since the pandemic began. The ability for farmers and other manufacturers to produce all these products […]


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."


Mayor Cantrell Announces Next Steps In Gordon Plaza Relocation

January 27, 2022

Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a statement today announcing the next steps in the planned relocation of Gordon Plaza residents as part of the city's partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The city is opening a requisition for a third party to assess the value of properties of those residents who wish to move out of Gordon Plaza within the next two weeks.


“Green Activist” Investor and Former Tulane Trustee Board Member, Chris James, Pushes Toxic Grain Elevator in Majority Black Community

June 4, 2021

Financial news was set ablaze last week when upstart hedge fund Engine No. 1 won at least two seats on Exxon’s board, siphoning shareholder votes–including backing from BlackRock–in their climate change-focused proxy battle. Chris James, Engine No. 1’s founder, was hailed as a victorious, environmental activist, securing industry recognition and what Matt Levine from Bloomberg […]


Report Shows 5 Refineries in LA Above “Action Level” for Cancer-Causing Benzene

May 3, 2021

The Environmental Integrity Project, a non-profit watchdog focused on environmental regulation, released a report naming 5 oil refineries in Louisiana as above “action level” for benzene, a Group A carcinogen. The report, titled “Environmental Justice and Refinery Pollution: Benzene Monitoring Around Oil Refineries Showed More Communities at Risk in 2020” explored the relationship between cancer-causing […]


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