Julie Dermansky

Julie Dermansky is a multimedia reporter and artist based in New Orleans. She is an affiliate scholar at Rutgers University’s Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights. Visit her website at www.jsdart.com.

LNG plant

Activists Decry FERC Rush to Construct LNG Gas Terminal, Say Permits for More Potential ‘Train Wreck’

On my latest flight surveying fossil fuel industry sites in southwest Louisiana at the end of September, I photographed liquified natural gas (LNG) export facilities, signs of drought, fire-scarred stretches of marsh, and a salt dome site at risk of collapsing.

November 9, 2023

Norco parade

A Window into Louisiana’s Continued Embrace of the Fossil Fuel Industry

I live in South Louisiana on the front lines of the climate crisis and cover the fossil fuel industry and impacts related to the warming planet, so facing gaslighting is a regular occurrence for me.

January 17, 2023

orphaned wells

One woman’s quest to safeguard federal funds meant to clean up the oil and gas industry’s mess

Though the administration claims it will establish safeguards, currently there are no rules to compel state oil and gas regulators to use the federal funds in a way that prioritizes plugging the inactive and supposedly ownerless wells that are emitting the most methane, or even any methane at all.

February 28, 2022


Texas Border Town Demands Stronger Action to Tackle Cancer-Causing Chemical Pollution

For Edna Ibarra, it was the realization that with every breath her 11-year-old son was breathing in a little more of an industrial carcinogen that drove her to get involved in the fight against air pollution in Laredo, Texas.

December 22, 2021

fossil fuel Washington DC protests

Over 650 People Arrested in D.C. During Week of Indigenous-led Climate Action Calling on Biden to be the Climate Leader he Promised to be

The organizers of the D.C. protests have yet to announce their next moves following the five-day action, but the Indigenous activists who were in the streets vowed to do whatever it takes to protect the planet for the next seven generations.

October 27, 2021

No plastic protest

Over 550 Environmental Groups Rally Around Call for Biden to Act on Plastics Pollution in 2021

Yesterday, an unusually broad coalition of environmental groups, numbering more than 550, called on the incoming Biden-Harris administration to address plastic pollution alongside fossil fuels.

December 9, 2020

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