February 8, 2013 -
Some New Orleanians may be laughing about Sunday night's blackout during the Super Bowl, but Rosana Cruz is infuriated by the overblown language about what amounted to a minor inconvenience given the very serious problems the city and Louisiana faces.
January 29, 2013 -
In New Orleans today, a federal judge approved a deal allowing BP to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges related to the Gulf disaster in exchange for a $4 billion fine, probation and monitoring. Some of the company's victims objected to the deal including Cherri Foytlin, who explained her reasons in this letter to the judge.
January 16, 2013 -
Over five months since the Texas Brine sinkhole first appeared over the Napoleonville Salt Dome, residents of Louisiana's Bayou Corne struggle to be heard by Gov. Bobby Jindal -- and look to Washington for help.
November 26, 2012 -
The producer of a lighthearted documentary film about a Houma Indian Christmas tradition hopes it will draw attention to the Louisiana tribe's struggle for federal recognition, which has become especially critical in the aftermath of the BP disaster.
November 12, 2012 -
A federal judge ejected a group of Gulf Coast activists from last week's hearing on the fairness of the proposed class-action settlement for the BP oil spill after they were accused of live streaming the event -- a charge they deny.
October 22, 2012 -
As protestors in East Texas continue to fight construction of a pipeline originally proposed to carry dirty tar sands oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries, builder TransCanada has threatened them with a type of lawsuit designed to stifle citizens' right to assemble and freedom of expression.
September 14, 2012 -
Since Hurricane Isaac, oily tar has washed ashore along the beaches and bayous of the Gulf -- some of it linked to BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster, which locals report is having a lasting impact on their treasured fishing grounds.