It’s No Joke: Weaker Environmental Rules Put Us All At Risk | The Times-Picayune

Bulletin: Washington -- House majority whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) yesterday told members of his Metairie, La., district that he would be placing them and his own family into a pool of 1,400 Americans who would die premature deaths in...

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Let Voters Make Their Own Choice on the Environment | The Times-Picayune

  What would the nation's environmental policies look like if voters decided who ran our environmental agencies? Here's why I ask that question -- and a possible solution. For years opinion polls have consistently shown the overwhelming majority of Americans want...

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Steve Scalise is Not Thinking About His District | The Times-Picayune

There's a big mistake on Congressman Steve Scalise's webpage. Right under his name it reads: "Proudly Representing the 1st District of Louisiana." But that can't possibly be true because, two weeks ago, Scalise helped write and push through the House a...

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Environmental Regulations are the Only Thing Between Us and the Sea | The Times-Picayune

If you're paying a mortgage on a house south of Interstate10, I have some bad news for you. For that matter, if you own a business, work or play south of that line (I'm thinking hunting and fishing) the...

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Louisiana’s Coastal Survival Depends on Supreme Court Choice | The Times-Picayune

Any chance south Louisiana has to stay above the Gulf of Mexico after 2050 now likely lies in the hands of Louisiana's two U.S. senators: John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy. That wasn't the case before the past week. Until then the...

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Rapid Ice Melt in the Antarctic Could Doom Louisiana | The Times-Picayune

Anyone truly concerned about the future of Louisiana's bottom third should know how to read national headlines using a Bayou Country translation. That's because what might not be big news in Kansas (or even Shreveport) could be a death...

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As Nation Focuses on ‘Me,’ Not ‘We,’ Our Levees Suffer | The Times-Picayune

In the week since reading colleague Mark Schleifstein's report that the Army Corps of Engineers has known for years its latest New Orleans levee system contains potentially fatal flaws, I've been unable to shake two famous quotes from this...

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Who Would Risk People’s Lives So Businesses Can Make a Few Extra Dollars? | The Times-Picayune

The question for this week: What kind of person wants to change laws and regulations so your children are exposed to eating, drinking and breathing more poisons? What kind of person thinks you support the idea of gambling on...

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Louisiana Needs Republicans to Be Pro-Environment | The Times-Picayune

For more than 30 years fellow Louisianians have been asking me this question: "What can I do to help the state prevent our bottom third from being consumed by the Gulf of Mexico?" The answer has become inescapable: Join the...

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To See Louisiana’s Coastal Loss is To Believe and Understand It | The Times-Picayune

A recent tour of the new, $18 million LSU Center for River Studies at the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority building in Baton Rouge left me with three thoughts: This is an accomplishment Louisianians can be proud of. Why isn't something like...

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