350 New Orleans in the Press


No New Gas Plant

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal hears oral arguments in Entergy gas plant suit

Louisiana Weekly | January 13th

Attorneys on both sides made oral arguments in court last Monday regarding the effort to cancel plans for a massive natural gas plant in New Orleans East, moving forward a case that has proved lengthy, contentious and complex. [ Read More ]



Louisiana groups sign onto petition demanding EPA curb air pollution from plastic plants

NOLA.com | December 10th

Several Louisiana groups are among more than 350 environmental organizations nationwide that filed a legal petition demanding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency address the rise in air emissions coming from industrial plants producing plastic. [ Read More ]



Climate Strike

Young climate activists to protest at City Hall Dec. 6: ‘We have to act now, before it’s too late’

NOLA.com | November 26th

Young activists will call on New Orleans elected officials to support the Green New Deal at a protest outside City Hall Friday, Dec. 6. Facilitated by Sunrise New Orleans, a local hub of the national Sunrise Movement… [ Read More ]



CADA March

Coalition Marches From New Orleans To Baton Rouge To Protest Industry

WWNO | October 15th

River parish residents are once again protesting the proliferation of petrochemical plants along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Advocates with several organizations, including the Coalition Against Death Alley, RISE St. James… [ Read More ]



New Orleans

Energy Future New Orleans proposes new resilient RPS for the city

Solar Power World | July 16th

On the heels of what many expected to be a historic weather event in the City of New Orleans, a coalition of local and national renewable energy advocates, including a diversity of community leaders and local businesses submitted a sweeping proposal aimed at transforming the current energy system in the city to 100% renewable energy by 2040. [ Read More ]



Water Protectors

Pipeline opponents challenge Louisiana law targeting protesters

Reuters | May 22nd

Environmental groups and demonstrators arrested near an Energy Transfer LP crude pipeline filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging a 2018 Louisiana state law that made trespassing near oil and gas pipelines a criminal offense. [ Read More ]



Entergy Gas Plant

Entergy Poised to Get Green Light for Gas Plant Despite Role in Paying Actors in Astroturf Campaign

DeSmog Blog | February 19th

On February 21, after over two hours of testimony mostly against Entergy’s proposed gas plant, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously to let the company keep its permit despite the paid actors scandal, clearing the way for the project to proceed. [ Read More ]



St James Store

Cancer Alley Residents Decry ‘Environmental Racism’ in Louisiana

Courthouse News | January 15th

Environmental groups and Louisiana residents of a rural, majority-black area on the Mississippi River filed a records request Monday seeking answers to why St. James Parish officials “basically changed the black district into the petrochemical district.” [ Read More ]


Solar Panels

New Orleans residents could get Entergy solar panels under new rules, but critics raise questions

NOLA.com | December 17th

New Orleans renters and others who want the benefits of solar power but can’t install panels on their roofs would be able to buy into a “community solar” program under rules recently approved by a City Council committee. [ Read More ]



Rise for Cancer Alley

Residents of Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Join Climate Movement In Call For Environmental Justice

DeSmog Blog | September 10th

On September 8, “Rise for Climate” events took place in 95 countries around the world, pressing leaders to take action on climate change and other environmental issues, a week before a global summit on climate change in San Francisco. [ Read More ]



Abolish ALEC

Four Arrested at ALEC Protests in New Orleans

Medium | August 8th

This week, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is meeting in New Orleans — at the same hotel that hosted guests at the progressive Netroots Nation conference just a few days before. [ Read More ]



Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Bayou Bridge pipeline moves ahead despite judges ruling

Louisiana Weekly | June 11th

Construction continues on the Bayou Bridge pipeline across south Louisiana following a May 7, ruling in the St. James Parish district court invaliding the pipeline’s permit. [ Read More ]



No New Gas Plant

Entergy Opponents: “New Orleans Residents were deprived of their rights”

NOLA.com | May 15th

Six organizations opposing Entergy New Orleans’ plan to construct a power plant in New Orleans East are demanding that the City Council hold new hearings on the proposal amid revelations that actors were paid to testify in support of the plant. [ Read More ]



No New Gas Plant

Company Behind Proposed Natural Gas Power Plant in New Orleans Tied to Astroturfing Campaign

DeSmog Blog | May 10th

Entergy New Orleans, the company that recently won approval to build a controversial $210 million natural gas power plant in the city, confirmed that actors were paid to show support for this project at public meetings. [ Read More ]



Entergy Astroturfing

New Orleans City Council Members respond to Entergy’s investigation into paid actors

WWLTV | May 10th

District C Council Member Kristin Palmer says she’s very troubled hearing the findings of Entergy’s investigation into actors being hired to speak and take up room at public input meetings for Entergy’s Power Plant. [ Read More ]



No Oil in Our Boil

Bayou Bridge Protesters Arrested as Louisiana Advances Bill Toughening Penalties for Pipeline Protests

DeSmog Blog | April 6th

On Thursday, April 5, opponents of the Bayou Bridge pipeline attempted to shut down its construction by blocking an industrial supply company’s facility in Iowa, Louisiana, just outside of Lake Charles on the same day a bill spelling out harsher penalties… [ Read More ]



Cherri Foytlin

Environmentalists see proposed Louisiana law to protect pipelines and penalize protesters as overreach

The Advocate | March 31st

Fearful of large-scale protests like those that surrounded the Dakota Access pipeline, Louisiana legislators have joined their counterparts in other states to introduce legislation that specifically protects pipelines and establishes penalties for people who seek to damage them. [ Read More ]



Three Arrested

Three Bayou Bridge protesters arrested, block access to work site in Assumption Parish

The Advocate | February 26th

Work temporarily stopped on the Bayou Bridge pipeline near Belle Rose Monday after a handful of environmental protesters stood in the way of the machinery, with three of them getting arrested. [ Read More ]


TS Interveners

Bayou Bridge Pipeline Opponents File to Intervene in Hearing for Private Security Firm in Louisiana

Desmog Blog  |  November 13th

A broad base of advocacy groups opposed to Energy Transfer Partners’ (ETP) proposed Bayou Bridge pipeline continue to pressure officials in Louisiana to deny the remaining permissions the company needs to build the pipeline. [ Read More ]



Film Series

‘Big Charity’ director to unveil films on Bayou Bridge Pipeline

NOLA.com |  September 19th

Filmmaker Alexander Glustrom, whose documentary “Big Charity” earned jury and audience awards at the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival, has shifted his focus to the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline in south Louisiana. [ Read More ]



Stop ETP Day of Action

Louisiana’s floating pipeline protest camp prepares to take on ‘the black snake’

Think Progress  |  September 15th

DONALDSONVILLE, LOUISIANA — Tour guides like to call Bayou Lafourche “the longest Main Street in the world.” The sleepy 65-mile stretch of water once lined with slave plantations now passes through dozens of small communities. More than 300,000 people rely on the bayou for drinking water. [ Read More ]


Standing Rock Solidarity

New Orleans Water Protectors Show Solidarity with Standing Rock

DeSmog Blog | November 16th

On November 15, over 150 people protested against the Dakota Access Pipeline in New Orleans outside the US Army Corp of Engineers headquarters in a show of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, whose fight against the pipeline has made international news. [ Read More ]



Alicia Cooke Arrested

Six Gulf Protectors Arrested Challenging Deeper More Dangerous Gulf Oil Drilling

Huffington Post | October 28th

Six Gulf Protectors were arrested outside the New Orleans office of the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. They were taken into custody by Federal Protection Service agents of the Department of Homeland Security… [ Read More ]




#NoNewLeases Launch Protests To Halt Online Sale of Offshore Drilling Leases

Colorlines | August 24th

The federal government launched its first-ever live-streamed auction of offshore drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico earlier today (August 24)—amid ongoing protests against it. [ Read More ]



Surround the Superdome

Watch anti-drilling activists heat up a Gulf lease meeting

NOLA.com | April 19th

A routine public meeting over future plans for oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico transformed into a lively debate Monday (April 18) after environmental activists marched into the room and called for an end to new drilling. [ Read More ]



Surround the Superdome

Protesters crash federal oil and gas lease sale in New Orleans

DeSmog Blog | March 24th

Hundreds of Gulf Coast residents and environmentalists from across the country protested against a federal lease sale of 44.3 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico to the oil and gas industry yesterday in New Orleans. [ Read More ]



Surround the Superdome

Groups plan to ‘Surround the Superdome’ to stop new Gulf drilling

NOLA.com | February 5th

Environmentalists Aaron Viles, left, Jonathan Henderson and Alicia Cooke speak with reporters… about “Surround the Superdome,” a demonstration planned for March 23 when the federal government plans to open bids … drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico. [ Read More ]