Julie Dermansky is a multimedia reporter and artist based in New Orleans. She is an affiliate scholar at Rutgers University’s Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights. Visit her website at www.jsdart.com.
Leaders in the state’s environmental justice movement see signs their pressure is bringing accountability for both government and polluters.
As affected residents weigh whether to leave the region, climate scientists stress that the latest extreme weather event, intensified by global warming, was not an anomaly.
Think twice before partnering with the government, leaders of the Jean Charles Choctaw Nation warn other coastal communities facing resettlement due to climate change.
The congressional stop in Louisiana over the Juneteenth weekend will inform an ambitious environmental justice bill a long time in the making.
Federal agencies evade questions about potential bias in the handling of New Fortress Energy’s application for a floating LNG facility off the Louisiana coast.
Louisiana regulator extends comment period for permit application for another LNG export project on the Gulf Coast after contentious public hearing, but does little to inform the public of the extension.
Tornado victims weigh the risks of rebuilding in an area previously devastated by Hurricane Katrina, as the fossil fuel industry expands on the Gulf Coast despite climate scientists’ warnings.
Indigenous leader asserts solutions to halt the climate crisis and build back better are at hand, but is skeptical they will be embraced in time.
Without clear rules, a program to cut methane emissions at orphaned wells is ripe for "fraud and abuse at the state level," a decarbonization expert warns.
State regulators left the public in the dark for weeks after a major diesel fuel spill near New Orleans. The spill came from a pipeline owned by a company the state had just granted a permit to a nearby project.