This week the Supreme Court delivered a decision on West Virginia v. EPA that limited the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate greenhouse gasses.
I kept saying to myself the pumps can’t be working. I live not far from a drainage canal and I saw it overflowing. I felt betrayed once again, having little faith in the drainage system. This is not normal. It has failed us too many times in the past. Knowing this, I also knew no one was coming to help us but us.
Recently I attended a beautiful All Saints Day ceremony on the East Bank of St James Parish, hosted by the local grassroots organization Inclusive Louisiana. We were gathered to honor the life and contributions of Zilia “Mama Dutt” Johnson, a midwife who served the community of Romeville for decades and helped countless mothers deliver children …
A September algae bloom on Eubanks Creek in Jackson, sparked by a sewage spill, shows what is happening on the Pearl River’s urban tributaries. The implications for the Rankin Hinds Drainage District’s One Lake plan are that nutrients from the urban creeks are easily captured in a wide, slow flowing lake section made by dredging and further damming the Pearl River. If Jackson’s sewage issues are not addressed, the lake can grow the same kind of harmful algae blooms as Eubanks Creek.
Join Hurricane Ida Damage Lookout! Stand up for environmental justice in Gulf communities and fight back against oil and gas development. This is something you can do from the comfort of your own home. Whether you spend 5 minutes or an hour on this project you are helping identify the impacts of Hurricane Ida to industrial facilities throughout Louisiana.