Formosa Doesn’t Have Louisiana’s Best Interest At Heart

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:46:16 +0000

Baton RougeFormosa Plastics is going to be our shiny new petrochemical plant that will provide jobs for Louisiana citizens. However, the company’s lovely image of being a job-provider and great company that will support the state economy is marred with its history of dumping plastic waste into waterways and its cruelty to the descendants of the slaves buried on the company’s land. Yes, you read that right: Formosa is building on a burial ground

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A Win For The First Amendment (And Clean Energy) In Louisiana — #HB197 Vetoed

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 13:54:52 +0000

Last week I wrote about Louisiana’s HB197, a bill that would violate the First Amendment rights of Louisiana. This bill was especially harsh on black protesters who have been protesting the construction of a $94 billion petrochemical plant that would double our state’s toxic emissions

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Solar+Storage Virtual Power Plant Coming To Shreveport, Louisiana

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2020 03:40:37 +0000

Heila Technologies is deploying a new solar and storage platform in Shreveport, Louisiana. SimpliPhi Power, an American manufacturer of lithium-ion energy storage systems, has teamed up with Heila Technologies to deploy the intelligent energy storage + solar systems. Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is also supporting the project

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Healing From The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill A Decade Later

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 06 May 2020 20:28:26 +0000

Clouds of smoke and fire emerge during a controlled burn in an effort to clean up oil in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Justin Stumberg/U.S. NavyOn April 20, 2010, Louisiana was one of many states affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It is still the largest marine oil spill in the world, with at least 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf

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Louisiana Can Transition From Oil To Energy Independence

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 06 May 2020 00:01:19 +0000

Can Louisiana transition from oil to energy independence? Instead of working the oil fields as many here in our state do, what if those people were building wind farms in the Gulf of Mexico instead? Bob Marshall, a Pulitzer Prize–winning Louisiana environmental journalist, recently shared his thoughts on this in

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Coronavirus & Flooding Set to Collide in USA — New Union of Concerned Scientists Analysis

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2020 15:00:38 +0000 month, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its seasonal forecast for the spring flooding season, I was jolted into a reality that some people in the US are already experiencing: extreme weather stops for no virus. Just days after NOAA’s forecast came out, the flooding arrived: floodwaters from heavy rains in central and southern Ohio required the evacuation of dozens of people, leading one local sheriff to state, “God knows how we will figure it out with COVID-19.”

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Newborn Dies From Coronavirus + Louisiana Gets Ventilators

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 02:56:46 +0000

Baton RougeThis morning I woke up to grim news. Right here in Baton Rouge, a newborn died from the coronavirus. The newborn was one of seven more coronavirus-related deaths in East Baton Rouge Parish, where I live. The baby’s mother was admitted into the hospital with symptoms and then yesterday she gave birth to a baby girl who died this morning. The official cause of death was the coronavirus

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