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staff May 16, 2024

Rebecca Ramirez

Rebecca Ramirez is an associate attorney in the Gulf Regional Office.

 Sheila Tahir, the bike ride manager with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, demonstrates how the organization collects air samples for testing during a bicycle tour in Norco, Louisiana on March 16, 2022. (Brad Zweerink / Earthjustice)
Article March 29, 2024

How Gulf of Mexico Residents Are Pushing Back on the Oil and Gas Industry

Locals aren’t letting dirty industry expand in the Gulf without a fight.

In the News: Sun Herald February 15, 2024

Proposed military site in North Gulfport gets approval from Mississippi Court of Appeals

Rodrigo Cantú, Attorney, Gulf Office: “We are extremely disappointed with the court’s decision. This allows the Permit Board to endanger the health and safety of a historically black community by ignoring the possibility of storing explosive ammunition in a residential area.”

Sharon Lavigne, front, is fighting to keep a petrochemical plant out of her Louisiana community.
(Photo courtesy of Julie Dermansky)
feature January 23, 2024

Cancer Alley Rises Up

An overburdened community unites against Big Oil’s next big play.

In Louisiana's 'Cancer Alley, a cemetery stands in stark contrast to the chemical plants that surround it.
(Photo by Julie Dermansky)
feature January 23, 2024

How Big Oil is Using Toxic Chemicals as a Lifeline – and How We Can Stop It

Petrochemicals are an environmental and public health disaster. What you need to know.

staff October 13, 2023

Danielle Broyles

Danielle Broyles is a Litigation/Legal Practice Assistant with the Gulf Regional Office.

staff August 31, 2023

Allison Brouk

Based in Houston, Allison is a senior attorney with the Gulf Regional Office. Her work focuses on representing communities and nonprofit groups in advocating for the health of communities affected by pollution, the advancement of environmental justice, and the protection of ecological landscapes in the Gulf states.

Press Release June 29, 2023

Historic Black community in Gulfport Continues to Fight Against Ammunition Storage in their Neighborhood

The Mississippi State Permit Board failed in its duties when it rubber stamped the Port Authority’s plan to build a military facility near Black community, allowed unresolved concerns about the potential for explosives storage near homes, and ignored demands for more suitable locations for military Port facility

document June 29, 2023

Appellants’ Reply Brief- MS Permit Board

Reply brief on Gulfport Port expansion case.

document June 29, 2023

Distribution of Environmental Hazards & Racial Demographics in Gulfport, MS

A map of Gulfport, Mississippi, overlaid with demographic and industrial data.

Press Release May 16, 2023

Exxon Busca Evadir Responsabilidad Ante Contaminación Ilícita en Texas

Corte de apelación determinará cómo los grupos comunitarios pueden buscar sanciones civiles por emisiones ilícitas

Press Release May 16, 2023

Exxon Attempts to Evade Responsibility for Exposing Texas Community to Harmful Pollution

Fifth Circuit to Determine How Community Groups Can Seek Civil Penalties for Unlawful Emissions

document May 16, 2023

Amicus Brief – Exxon Civil Suit

Amicus Brief filed in Environment Texas Citizen Lobby v. ExxonMobil Corp.

Press Release March 20, 2023

Texas’ Challenge Halts Biden’s Rule to Protect “Waters of the United States”

Decision blocks common-sense rule in Texas and Idaho that protects nation’s wetlands

document March 19, 2023

WOTUS injunction decision in Texas/Idaho

WOTUS injunction decision in Texas/Idaho

The sun rises over Matagorda Bay in Texas.
(ImageTek / CC BY 2.0)
Update December 13, 2022

A Fossil Fuel Company Wants to Dig Up a Superfund Site in Texas. What Could Go Wrong?

A community lawsuit drives the Army Corps back to the drawing board on a controversial project.

staff October 12, 2022

Rodrigo Cantú

Rodrigo Cantu is a senior attorney with the Gulf Regional office.