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 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 […]

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 […]

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."

Lake Charles LNG: “This Is Such a Bad Plan”

May 13, 2022

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade hosted a talk about the exacerbating climate change issues that will have on our environment – locally, nationally, and globally – if the proposed Lake Charles LNG Terminals continue on course. “These exploit terminals are harming our coasts, driving up costs for all Americans,” said James Hiatt, the Southwest Louisiana Coordinator […]

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Pushes Back on Wallace Grain Elevator

September 16, 2021

  The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) released a decision on September 7th to officially reconsider a coastal-use permit (CUP) application for a grain terminal in Wallace, Louisiana. The decision is signed by Thomas F. Harris, secretary of the Department of Natural Resources.  The decision comes as a success to the applicants for reconsideration […]

Proposed Grain Elevator Charged By Community With Environmental Racism

August 27, 2021

A press conference was held August 23rd in Wallace by the community organization, Stop the Wallace Grain Elevator, voicing opposition and demands in response to a proposed grain terminal in Wallace, Louisiana. Representatives from the Center for Constitutional Rights, Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, RISE St. James, and Louisiana Bucket Brigade were in attendance. The grain […]

In the Face of Opposition, Nucor Expansion Fails

August 13, 2021

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade, a grassroots organization that fights for environmental justice in Louisiana, released a press statement Wednesday reporting that Nucor Steel had cancelled their planned “Pelletizer Project” – a major expansion of their facility in St. James Parish. This comes as good news to the members of the local community and environmental organizations […]

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