December 6, 2016 -
A day after denying Energy Transfer Partner's plan to route the Dakota Access Pipeline under a river near Sioux lands in North Dakota, the Army announced hearings for another of the company's controversial projects: a 162-mile oil pipeline cutting through Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin, the largest U.S. wetlands and a last refuge for more than a dozen at-risk species.
August 19, 2016 -
Environmentalists say the Obama administration's plan to hold an offshore oil and gas lease auction in Louisiana next week is "rubbing salt in the wounds" of a state struggling to recover from historic floods that have been linked to climate change.
February 19, 2014 -
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, best known as the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina following the 2005 hurricane, is now leading a coalition of environmental groups working to force Louisiana's oil and gas industry to take responsibility for its ecological destruction.
October 8, 2013 -
A new study by Texas scientists finds that BP's oil will be causing damage to the Gulf sea bed for decades, confirming what locals have long been saying -- and what BP has been working vigorously to deny.
September 4, 2013 -
People from across the Gulf Coast will join in a national action on Sept. 21 calling on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline and the toxic burden it will bring to communities already suffering from dirty energy production.
August 15, 2013 -
It was a year ago this month that a massive sinkhole opened up at the site of Texas Brine's operations in Assumption Parish, La., with improper mining the suspected cause. The state has sued the company, which is in buyout negotiations with some of the hundreds of residents affected by a mandatory evacuation order.
June 18, 2013 -
In the wake of the NSA surveillance revelations, Gulf Coast advocate Cherri Foytlin considers her own experience of monitoring by federal authorities while pressing for justice from BP, part of a long history of U.S. spying on people's movements.