Louisianans Fight Oil Pipeline Through Cancer Alley

“Fruit is falling off the tree before it gets ripe … It doesn’t matter what you’ve planted, it doesn’t grow. If this was a problem we caused ourselves, that would be one thing. But this is not a problem we caused.”

An oil facility is seen in the middle of canals dug for oil pipelines on the coast of Louisiana, Wednesday, July 28, 2010. (AP/Patrick Semansky)

The trees are dying, the grasses are dying. The birds we have are all crows – no hummingbirds left, no songbirds, a lifelong resident of Freetown, Louisiana, said as Hurricane Nate approached and plans continued to build a controversial oil pipeline that will end nearby. Opponents of the pipeline, now that it has received the go-ahead from the

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Louisiana Law Restricting Immigrants’ Right To Marry

Former Louisiana Gov. Piyush “Bobby” Jindal, who was born in Louisiana to an immigrant Indian-national father, signed the law in July 2015.

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NEW ORLEANS – In a groundbreaking ruling for immigrants who say a Louisiana law denies them the right to marry, a federal judge Tuesday granted a Vietnamese man’s petition to marry his fiancée without first showing his birth certificate. Act 436, signed into law in July 2015 and in effect since January 2016, “is an unlawful state attempt to

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Dupont’s “Cancer Alley” Chemical Plant Sued By Louisiana Residents

A stretch of land that is home to a DuPont-owned chemical plant has been nicknamed “Cancer Alley” due to the plant’s emissions of chloroprene, a carcinogenic chemical. Thirteen people living near the plant are suing DuPont in order to stop the production of the pollutant.

White smoke hovers over a DuPont chemical plant in Belle, W.Va. DuPont - a chemical company with a long history of endangering public health - is being sued by 13 people in Louisiana over emissions from one of its plants. (AP/Jeff Gentner)

NEW ORLEANS-- 13 Louisiana residents who live in the shadow of one of the most toxic factories in the country recently filed a lawsuit against the facility’s co-owners, DuPont and Denka, in an attempt to stop or reduce the production of an air pollutant linked to serious health problems, including cancer. The plaintiffs are currently seeking

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Louisiana House Passes Bill To ‘Protect Confederate Monuments’

The bill bars local governments and municipalities from removing plaques and statues for “military figures” and events, without a public vote.

A statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard is prepared for removal from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP/Scott Threlkeld)

BATON ROUGE  – Still fighting the Civil War, after hours of heated debate, the Louisiana House on Monday night approved a bill to protect Confederate monuments statewide. Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards on Tuesday called the bill “problematic,” impractical and unnecessarily divisive, but he did not say whether will veto it if it comes to

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Louisiana’s Blue Lives Matter Law Makes Resisting Arrest A Hate Crime

A hate crime is considered a much more serious offense, with considerably more serious consequences.

Blue Lives Matter Protest

ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (REPORT) --- The state's new "" law is already being used here in Acadiana. In the last year, Louisiana became the first state to offer hate crime protections to police officers. St. Martinville Police Chief Calder Hebert hopes the law will not only save lives, but make offenders think twice before resisting arrest. "We

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State Dept. Offers $3Mln Reward For ISIS Leader Trained By American Military Contracter

The US State Department has offered a $3 million reward for any information leading to the arrest of Gulmurod Khalimov, a former Tajik police commander who is currently one of the main leaders of the Daesh terrorist group. While the press release labels him as a terrorist, it fails to mention that it was the US who actually trained him.

US Trained ISIS leader Gulmurod Khalimov.

“The US Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to $3 million for information leading to the location, arrest, and/or conviction of Gulmurod Khalimov (variant Halimov), a key leader of the terrorist group ISIL, also known in Arabic as Da’esh,” says the press release posted on the department’s website

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