Posts Tagged ‘Louisiana’

Heavy rainfall floods homes, streets in Louisiana and Texas – nearly 16 inches of rain recorded

   Parts of southern Louisiana and Texas were inundated with rain Thursday and Friday, flooding homes and roadways and prompting high water rescues. An observer near Covington in St. Tammany Parish reported 15.63 inches of rain late Thursday night, with more still coming down. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office rescued residents from flooded homes […]

Hailstorm pummels Bossier and Benton, Louisiana – baseball size hail reported

   A historic weather event with hail, strong winds and heavy rains made its way across Bossier Parish on Friday night. Especially hard hit were Benton, North Bossier City and Haughton. The storm produced widespread hail which pounded and pummeled parts of Bossier Parish. Hail ranging in size from quarter size to baseball size has […]

Louisiana Tribes File Complaint With United Nations Over U.S. Inaction On Climate Change

Sea-level rise and coastal erosion are drowning tribal burial sites in South Louisiana, according to the complaint. Continued land loss further threatens the tribes’ source of food, said Shirell Parfait-Dardar, chief of the Grand Caillou and Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians. “It looks like our community could be gone in 20 years,” she said. “We’re not […]

Tropical Storm Barry takes aim at Louisiana, nears hurricane strength

Millions of residents in Louisiana on Saturday braced for Tropical Storm Barry, which lashed the southern US state with strong winds and heavy rain as it edged towards shore at near-hurricane strength. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the state’s largest city New Orleans was well prepared to withstand the storm, but urged vigilance […]

Louisiana Becomes First State to Call for Study on Health Impacts of 5G

Derrick Broze, TMU Waking Times On May 29, the Louisiana House unanimously voted to have the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Health study the effects of 5G technology on the environment and public health. The Louisiana legislature passed House Resolution 145 with a vote of 103 in favor and zero representatives voting against the measure. […]

Environmental Justice March Hits Road Block In Louisiana’s Cancer Alley

Environmental Justice March Hits Road Block In Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Above Photo: The march against Death Alley in St. John the Baptist, Louisiana, on the first day of a five-day march. Credit: All photos and videos by Julie Dermansky for DeSmog On May 30, around 100 people took part on the first day of a planned five-day […]

Louisiana House Rep Requests Dept of Environmental Quality and Board of Health to Study Effects of 5G. Telecom Industry Has No Evidence That 5G is Safe.

May 28, 2019 By B.N. Frank Telecom Industry representatives gave congressional testimony in February that they had no scientific evidence that 5G is safe. U.S. elected officials have been intervening on behalf of concerned citizens. The most recent one is from Louisiana. There is research that has already shown that 5G are biologically and environmentally […]

Asylum Seekers Are Being “Disappeared” in Private Louisiana Jails

Asylum Seekers Are Being “Disappeared” in Private Louisiana Jails (Some names in this story have been changed to protect those criminalized for migration.) There isn’t much to see around the River Correctional Center, a small, privately run jail near the Mississippi River and the tiny town of Ferriday, Louisiana. Farmlands and fields stretch in either […]

Petrochemical Giants Are Slowly Killing Black Louisiana Communities

Petrochemical Giants Are Slowly Killing Black Louisiana Communities Above Photo: Spirits were high at a gospel-style “moral revival” hosted by the Poor People’s Campaign and RISE St. James in St. James Parish, Louisiana in January 2019. Civil rights icon Rev. William Barber gave the keynote address during an evening of prayer and testimony for Cancer Alley […]

Louisiana Adopts Digital Driver’s Licenses

Louisiana is rolling out a new digital driver’s license app, called LA Wallet, that will let retailers digitally verify the age of their customers, if required. “According to IEEE Spectrum, Louisiana’s Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control is expected to announce that bars, restaurants, grocery stores and other retails are allowed to accept LA Wallet as proof […]

Louisiana Punishes Citibank, Bank of America for Anti-Gun Stance!

On 7-6 vote, the commission decided not to grade the bids of Citibank and Bank of America. State Treasurer John Schroder made the motion. “I personally believe that these policies are an infringement,” of Louisiana citizens’ constitutional right to purchase guns, Schroder said. Citibank has pushed its retail clients to refrain […]

WATCH: Angry Louisiana Cops Strangle Man to Death After He Asks To See His Arrest Warrant

Armando Frank, 44, refused to get off his tractor when stopped by police. He demanded to see an arrest warrant. But the cops arresting him didn’t have time for that sort of legal stuff. So they attacked him, then killed him when he resisted. A video recording of the arrest, obtained by The Advocate, shows […]

Indigenous And Environmental Water Protectors Fight To Block Louisiana Pipeline

Indigenous And Environmental Water Protectors Fight To Block Louisiana Pipeline Above Photo: Dressed as crawfish, water protectors from the L’eau est la Vie resistance camp shut down a construction site of the Bayou Bridge pipeline for several hours by preforming a humorous musical on April 9. (Facebook/L’eau est la Vie Camp) Half an hour outside […]

Rare shallow magnitude 4.5 earthquake hits off coast of Louisiana near New Orleans

     A rare magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck in the Gulf of Mexico about 160 miles southeast of New Orleans. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake hit at a depth of 6 miles. No damage or injuries have been reported. Source Article from Hits: 25

A Death In Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Reinforces Small Town’s Fears Of Industry Impacts

A Death In Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Reinforces Small Town’s Fears Of Industry Impacts Above Photo: Keith Hunter, long-time resident of St. James, Louisiana, in March 2017, roughly a year before he died. Credit: Julie Dermansky Sixty-year-old Keith Hunter lived in St. James, Louisiana, for roughly 27 years, and during that time, he watched as the sugarcane farms gave way to oil storage tanks […]

‘Water Is Life’ Camp Resist Energy Transfer Partners Louisiana Bayou Bridge Pipeline

L’EAU EST LA VIE CAMP, LOUISIANA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has just granted a permit to a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) for the Bayou Bridge Pipeline (BBP) in Louisiana. The Corps neglected to perform an environmental impact review of the pipeline project that opponents say will put local communities, indigenous […]

Head of Louisiana State Police Used Position For Personal Gain

As Louisiana’s longest-tenured State Police superintendent, Mike Edmonson created a life of luxury for his family at taxpayers’ expense, ordering troopers to chauffeur his wife around the state, tapping state resources to service his son’s Jeep and even relying on trusties to walk the family dog at the Department of Public Safety compound where the […]

WATCH: In Louisiana, The Poor Face The Death Penalty Without a Lawyer

It has become an annual ritual in Louisiana: Nearly every winter, the state’s public defenders run out of money. Last year, 33 of the state’s 42 local indigent defense offices cut staff or placed thousands of poor defendants on a wait list. The New Orleans public defender’s office began refusing clients, leaving hundreds to sit […]

Resistance Grows To New Louisiana Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Louisiana groups say they are fed up with environmental destruction wreaked by the oil industry and that the very least the state should allow a third-party assessment of what’s at stake before a proposed pipeline is allowed to be built. They also want Louisiana to move to renewable energy, which is far safer and less […]

[WATCH] Louisiana Man Dies After Being Tased And Taken To The Ground By Police

A man died after being tased multiple times and taken to the ground by police officers outside a Walmart in Marksville, Louisiana on Friday. A spokesman with the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office said deputies saw Armando Frank, 42, sitting on a tractor outside the store around 11:15 a.m. He also said Frank was wanted on […]

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