Armstrong Energy in Missouri hopes to open a company-backed RAM coal terminal in Alliance, La. on the west bank of the lower Mississippi River in 2014. But residents of Ironton, located just south of RAM's site, say they don't want their air quality to get any worse than it is now.
A number of Louisianans attended, and the theme of resilience or withstanding adversity didn't sit well with some of them, who said the state had suffered unnecessarily from oil-and-gas greed and the mistakes of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. What exactly upset attendees from Louisiana?
The BP disaster turns two this week. Two years since the nation was reminded that offshore drilling is dirty, dangerous, and deadly. As we look back and assess where we are today, a troubling picture is emerging from the Gulf.
A New Orleans open house held by Louisiana's coastal restoration authority last week on a draft of the state's 2012 Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast drew mixed, earnest and sometimes vehement comments.
You probably already eat chicken or salmon raised in cramped, factory-like conditions, and in a couple of years you may see farmed drum, redfish, pompano or amberjack from the Gulf of Mexico in supermarkets.
Southeast Louisiana beach lovers -- upset about losing last summer's surf to the BP spill -- may be eager to grab a towel on the first, warm weekend and head down to Grand Isle. But some local observers feel the cleaning effort should continue.
U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry, met with media to discuss the explosion on Wednesday afternoon. Landry said, "I have not been sugarcoating this. It is premature to say it is a catastrophe, but I will say it is serious."