City of New Orleans breakdown in enforcing noise laws is an assault on civil society


One of the more important topics I cover here at this site is noise pollution, particularly in my hometown of New Orleans. Over the last few years, I’ve worked together with a website www.HearTheNOLAMusic.org, where you can find a lot of critical information about the harmful health impacts from unregulated noise. That is why communities pass noise and other quality of life ordinances: It...

BUKU Carries Assault on Neighborhoods to New Noisy Level


Sometimes the threats to our quality of life strike close to home, in the middle of the night…from the “bump, bump, bump” that assaults our ears because this City Administration, like the one before it, refuses to protect our neighborhoods from the assault of unregulated noise. The BUKU Festival is just the latest evidence that there is no noise control program in the City of New Orleans; that...

Stuart H. Smith is an attorney based in New Orleans fighting major oil companies and other polluters.
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