Little is new in Louisiana’s annual plan for addressing the rapid filling-in of the Atchafalaya Swamp. Hampered by limited funding streams, the state’s $6 million Atchafalaya Basin Program pales in comparison to the state’s massive restoration efforts along the shoreline.
Rob Verchick is a professor at Loyola and on the Louisiana Climate Initiatives Task Force. This opinion piece says the State needs to get serious about Climate Change and that we are in an ideal position to switch from oil
Louisiana’s marshes are masters at capturing carbon from the air, locking it in the soil beneath the water’s surface where it won’t disturb the atmosphere or the climate. They act as a huge carbon sink along the coast of the
Not known for being a clean river, the Mississippi has been used as a dump for sewage and other runoffs all through its length. In 1972 the Clean Water Act was enacted and the river began a path to clean
Oil is under attack and renewables are in ascendance. Oil is losing jobs while renewables are gaining them. Where is Louisiana in all of this change? This is a question that should be raised but the state seems to be
Yes, we are back into the Paris Accords and yes we were welcomed back. But what will this mean in the future? What political maneuverings will need to be done? What will be the reaction by politicians and consumers when
Louisiana plans to spend $877 million in fiscal 2022 on coastal projects building more than 23 square miles of land and on advancing hurricane storm surge reduction work along the state’s southeastern and south central shoreline. nola.com This $877 million
Over 200 years ago, a free Black man named Andrew Durnford, operated a sugar plantation where he used slaves but paid them during the Civil War and freed them after Emancipation. This plantation was across the Mississippi in Plaquemines Parish.
Mark Ballard starts out with a dichotomy. Without a doubt, Louisiana is a fossil fuels state whose economy is dependent on the royalties, taxes — an estimated $373 million this year — and the 48,000 jobs oil and gas creates.
President Biden and his green ideas are not welcome in Louisiana. His proposed policies have raised the hackles of the oil industry, the Governor and the legislature. Now the Advocate comes out in opposition – but maybe not entirely! We