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Can America's Everglades Catch a Break: Soon We Will See

Alan Farago | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
Alan Farago

Polluters and special interests have spent three decades trying to undermine the science and benefits of fresh water restoration, disrupting the missions and work of state and federal agencies in the process.

Hurricane Evacuations Will Remain Tough for Many Black New Orleanians

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.07.2015 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Bullard said it won't be easy for many African Americans to leave or return in the next big storm, whether it's under their own steam or the city's auspices.

Katrina 10: Looking Back, Looking Forward | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices

Over a million people have a Katrina story to tell and we're dedicating this week to exploring those stories. And while many narratives include sorrow, we will not fetishize suffering. Instead, we'll provide context, tell the truth and celebrate the resiliency of New Orleans and her people.

Post-Katrina Struggles Continue in the Lower Ninth Ward and Parts of West Bank New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Susan Buchanan

In the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Rev. Charles Duplessis of Mount Nebo Bible Baptist Church says an estimate that less than half of that area's pre-Katrina population has returned looks accurate.

Appeals Court Rules Keystone XL South Approval Was Legal, Lifting Cloud Over TransCanada

Steve Horn | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

In a 3-0 vote, the U.S. Appeals Court for the Tenth Circuit has ruled that the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline was permitted in a lawful manner by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

EPA Clarification Vital for Our Water Sources

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced a final rule clarifying "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act. The rule includes protections for sources of drinking and recreational water, including streams and wetlands that are upstream from larger bodies of water.

Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit As Senate Debates Keystone XL

Steve Horn | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

On January 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave Enbridge a controversial Nationwide Permit 12 green-light for its proposed Line 78 pipeline, set to bring heavy tar sands diluted bitumen ("dilbit") from Pontiac, Illinois to its Griffith, Indiana holding terminal.

Oil Industry's Image Is Tarnished in Louisiana, Green Activist Says

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.31.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Oil and gas operators have lost their luster in Louisiana, Lafayette resident Mike Stagg, a civic activist and organizer with the grassroots Green Arm...

Court: Key Environmental Law Doesn't Apply to Part of Enbridge Keystone XL "Clone"

Steve Horn | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that Enbridge's 600-mile-long Flanagan South Pipeline, a Keystone XL "clone," is legally cleared to proceed opening for business in October.

Gretna's Coal Train Resolution Too Tepid for Some Residents

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Coal trains are typically 100 to 125 cars long and uncovered. Dust blowing off them threatens human health and accumulates along tracks, causing derailments.

Recent Federal Court Decision Could Muddy Waters for Keystone XL South, Flanagan South

Steve Horn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In the Delaware Riverkeeper v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) case, judges ruled that a continuous pipeline project cannot be segmented into multiple parts to avoid a comprehensive National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. This is what Kinder Morgan proposed and did for its Northeast Upgrade Project.

Silent Coup: How Enbridge Is Quietly Cloning the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Steve Horn | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogWhile the debate over the TransCanada Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has raged on for over half a deca...

Beleaguered Plaquemines Town Is Slated for a Borrow Pit

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The Plaquemines Parish Council gave the go-ahead Thursday to Woodland Borrow Pits, LLC in New Orleans to excavate clay on Highway 23's west side across from the African American community of Ironton.

Agencies Dodge Responsibility for Human Cost of Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week, we got some disappointing news - a judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers isn't responsible for considering the health effects of coa...

Four Signs of Restoration Progress Across Four Corners of the Everglades

Jane Graham | Posted 04.06.2014 | Miami
Jane Graham

Restoration is a slog through a swamp of bureaucracy, a quagmire of stakeholders with different agendas, and a maze of economic and political constraints. But it must be done.

The LA River at a Crossroads

Jack Skelley | Posted 03.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

The mayor and all top California elected officials, plus 10,000 petition-signers, are pushing Alternative 20. It alone has the power to leverage the river the way cities such as San Luis Obispo or San Antonio do: as a central urban artery and park system, that is also a healthy ecosystem.

US Court Denies Halt on Pipeline Set to Replace Keystone XL Northern Half

Steve Horn | Posted 01.24.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

That 600-mile long, 600,000 barrels per day proposed line runs from Flanagan, Illinois - located in the north central part of the state -- down to Cushing, Oklahoma, dubbed the "pipeline crossroads of the world."

Public Citizen: Dents, Holes in Keystone XL Southern Half Weeks Before Planned Startup

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Public Citizen has released a chilling report revealing that the 485-mile KXL southern line is plagued by dents, faulty welding, exterior damage that was patched up poorly and misshapen bends, among other troubling anomalies.

Relocating Rivers Proves To Be A Real Challenge

The Greeley Tribune | Eric Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver

Water officials and water providers face a rare predicament following last month's historic flood. Discussions on whether the region's rivers should ...

Return to Fantasy Island

Robert Miraldi | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Robert Miraldi

How can we keep remaking our coast as Global Warming keeps relentlessly coming at us? And how can we ask people who live in the heartlands of the nation, and even on the West coast, to keep paying for New Yorkers and Philadelphians to visit their favorite summer vacation spot?

Louisiana gives the green light to a publicly opposed coal terminal

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This is an updated version of an Aug. 26, 2013 article in "The Louisiana Weekly.") On Friday, Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources gave RAM T...

Public opposition to Plaquemines Parish coal terminals grows

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Aug. 19, 2013 edition.) Louisiana, a major exporter of coal from other states, could shi...

Louisiana's Pointe-au-Chien Tribe Struggles to Preserve Its Way of Life

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 17, 2013 edition.) Theresa Dardar, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Terrebon...

Amanda Terkel

Sen. Tom Coburn Pushes Gun Amendments On Water Resources Bill | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) is attempting to attach two pro-gun amendments to a water resources bill that the Senate is scheduled to take ...

Lenten Seafood Demand Has Slipped, Louisiana Vendors Say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.20.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Feb. 18, 2013 edition.) Seafood sales rise in the more than forty days from Ash Wednesd...