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Progress for the people of Louisiana


One of the major themes I’ve been writing about frequently in the last year is the rising environmental movement in Louisiana. To be clear, my home state already boasted some fierce fighters for environmental justice, like Marylee Orr and her Louisiana Environmental Action Network, or the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, doing battle with dirty chemical plants. But the shock of recent events such...

Too little, too late? Jindal to visit sinkhole


How big has the sinkhole in the Louisiana town of Bayou Corne grown? Well, consider this: It’s become so big that even the state’s environment-unfriendly governor, Bobby Jindal, cannot ignore it anymore. Some eight months into the crisis — or maybe two years, if you want to go back to the very first warnings — our GOP governor is going to take the 50-mile short hop to see...

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