“The governor’s actions today declared war on the oil and gas industry." So said Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA), in response to Governor John Bel Edwards’ call for the oil industry to pay for destruction of the Louisiana coast.
As this report was going to press, a massive storm caused unprecedented flooding in Louisiana, destroying tens of thousands of homes and killing at least 11 people. Thousands of others were forced to evacuate.
A group of more than 40 protesters gathered in front of the White House in a demonstration against the Department of the Interior, demanding that President Barack Obama end the practice of leasing public lands for fossil fuel extraction.
On Monday, Patagonia announced a $1 million, new political action campaign called Vote Our Planet aimed at increasing voter participation across the United States on a slew of environmental issues in the upcoming 2016 elections.
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