After a long state and federal push to relocate the Indigenous people of Isle de Jean Charles from their threatened homeland, new recreational development around the island risks further colonial displacement.
Louisiana Regulators jockey to take the reins from the EPA for the authority to permit injection wells that will store CO2 deep underground. Opponents say not so fast.
Questions about Louisiana’s plan to save its eroding coast rattle the agency spearheading them.
Last week, the government said it would keep issuing new oil and gas exploration licences, contradicting recommendations from a recent high-profile report by the International Energy Agency.
"This is a turning point in history," said an attorney who noted that the ruling "may also have major consequences for other big polluters."
A Louisiana Cancer Alley community group responded by petitioning the EPA to take emergency action to reduce carcinogenic emissions.
People of color and those with incomes below the poverty line are more likely to live near oil refineries where air monitors show benzene levels that should trigger federal action.
"We want clean air, water, and soil. It is incumbent on any responsible corporation to listen to our community and cease all business relationships with Formosa Plastics Group."
The coroner, who recently ruled that air pollution exposure had contributed to the nine-year-old’s death in February 2013, is recommending the UK adopt World Health Organisation limits on particulate matter.
However impressive Oxford’s environmental credentials may be, it cannot achieve climate justice while retaining its close links with fossil fuel companies, argues Brigitte Wear from the Oxford Climate Justice Campaign.