What Could Go Wrong? Bill Enables Pollution by Ensuring Secrecy & Reduced Fines for Violations

May 27, 2021

Louisiana’s coast is eroding. The air in Cancer Alley is toxic. The seafood industry is suffering. The nation’s first climate refugees had to abandon their home’s in Louisiana.  No state has been more impacted by climate change. Yet, Louisiana’s legislature continues to overlook protecting the environment, and in turn, their state’s residents, as a priority, […]

“Our Waterways, Like Our Communities, Are Connected”: NOLA Businesses Are Against Formosa Plastics

April 5, 2021

On April 8, the New Orleans City Council will consider Resolution 92 by Councilwomen Kristin Palmer and Cyndi Nguyen which opposes the construction of Formosa Plastics along the Mississippi River in St. James Parish.  Of course, the complex is not being built in New Orleans, it’s being constructed in St. James, so why should the […]

Retired General Russel Honoré Addresses Federal COVID-19 Response, Upcoming Hurricane Season

June 1, 2020

Retired Lieutenant General Russel Honoré is an expert on federal disaster response. As the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, he was responsible for leading and coordinating the military relief efforts across New Orleans and the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina. In May, he was asked to testify in front of the House Oversight Committee on the federal response to COVID-19, and what could have been done better. Shortly afterward, he spoke with Big Easy Magazine to share some of his thoughts on that subject, as well as the upcoming hurricane season. 

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