Oil Companies – Not Louisiana Citizens – Must Pay for Hurricane Ida-Related Spill Cleanup

October 6, 2021

Ret. Lieutenant General Russell Honore issued a scathing rebuke to Louisiana’s oil and gas industry on Tuesday for its greed and gross negligence. In the typical style for which Honore has become recognized as one of America’s leading environmental advocates, he demanded that the oil corporations – not taxpayers – foot the bill to remediate […]

City Council, Entergy Battle Over Apparent Past Failures and Future Relationship

September 22, 2021

A calm but defiant City Council President Helena Moreno led other members in a full-throttle preliminary dialogue of Entergy’s actions “before, during and in response to Hurricane Ida” while Entergy sought to minimize their responsibility and signal possible change in the very nature of its decades-long and extremely profitable relationship with the City of New […]

Municipal Auditorium & Armstrong Park Jazz Complex Buildings Sustain Damage From Hurricane Ida

September 19, 2021

The four almost 200 year-old historic buildings in Armstrong Park along with the Morris F.X. Jeff Municipal Auditorium suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Ida, according to the Save Our Soul (SOS) coalition which has been opposing the relocation of City Hall to the auditorium. “The damage that Hurricane Ida inflicted to the Municipal Auditorium and […]

Locals List the Items in Their Fridge and Freezer They Had To Part With Due to Ida That Stung a Little More

September 15, 2021

Here in Southeast Louisiana, we take our food seriously. We’re hunters, We’re fishers. We’re cooks. Nothing says love like a homemade Louisiana meal that comes from the kitchen. Whether it’s a gumbo, a stock, some game meat, or bone broth, in Louisiana food just means something different.  On top of that we are, admittedly, food […]

Resiliency Politics & Mutual Aid in the Wake of Hurricane Ida

September 14, 2021

Resilient, /r??zily?nt/, adjective 1. (of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. The word resilient is one that has been oft-used to describe those of us in Louisiana who survived Hurricane Katrina. A description one finds in media spectacles, political assurances, and academic studies. However, this notion of resiliency […]

Postponement of Election Is Good Short Term for Current Elected Officials

September 9, 2021

Today’s announcement by Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin that our fall elections will be slightly postponed due to Hurricane Ida was expected by many political insiders. The new dates are November 13, 2021 for the primary election (previously set for October 9) and December 11, 2021 for the general election (previously set for November […]

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