“In Louisiana, even though the EPA and all these federal organizations exist and they regulate in Louisiana, there is no enforcement of that regulation at any level of government in Louisiana. Even though we have access to protections, we don’t even have enforcement… that’s always the piece with whether this is local, state, or federal policy is that we have to get to some accountability and some enforcement around these policies.”
Our Partners in Environmental Justice
The Descendants Project is an emerging organization committed to the intergenerational healing and flourishing of the Black descendant community in the Louisiana river parishes. The lands of the river parishes hold the intersecting histories of enslavement, settler colonialism, and environmental degradation.
The Vessel Project of Louisiana is a grassroots mutual aid, disaster relief, and environmental Justice organization founded in Southwest Louisiana in response to several federally declared disasters, including hurricanes Laura and Delta, winter storm Uri, and the May flood of 2021. The Vessel Project realizes the intersectionality of the challenges that plague BIPOC communities and works holistically to achieve environmental and climate justice; voting rights; and access to housing, energy, clean water, safe fresh produce, and healthcare.
Inclusive Louisiana was formed in 2020 as a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the residents of St. James Parish and neighboring parishes from environmental harm caused by industrial pollution. OUR VISION is to educate and inform the community about social, racial, and environmental injustices along with our civic responsibilities.
- We are members of CADA.
- We march for Democracy.
- We are engaged in all local, state, federal, and international meetings.
- We write letters to the editor of various news organizations.
- We host, attend, and support community events.
- We distribute food baskets to the elderly.
- We distribute school supplies.
- We are there for the people in every way.
Black Leaders In Louisiana Make It Clear: Climate And Racial Justice Go Hand-In-Hand
FEMA Isn’t the Only Solution to Climate Disaster. Government Must Fund Mutual Aid.
Beyond Earth Day: More Must be Done to Address Environmental Racism
Public Service Commission District 3 Win
The Public Service Commission is a regulatory agency that is meant to serve the public interest by ensuring safe, reliable, and reasonably priced services including Electric, Gas, Water and Sewerage, Common Carriers, and Pipeline industries. Residents have felt the impact of this commission not keeping up their promises the last few years as petrochemical industries hurt communities and millions lost power during storms.
The voters of Louisiana chose a candidate of choice in the 3rd Public Service Commission aided by Power Coalition and our partner’s nonpartisan GOTV work. Davante Lewis was elected in a runoff election against a 16-year incumbent and is the highest-ranking Black elected official in the state and the first LGBTQ+ person to serve. This was a groundbreaking election in Louisiana and represents a change from politics as normal and shows what grassroots advocacy can accomplish.