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Jefferson, Plaquemines File Coastal Erosion Lawsuits Against Oil, Gas Companies

Jefferson, Plaquemines File Coastal Erosion Lawsuits Against Oil, Gas Companies

Click here for full story Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND — Plaquemines Parish dredged Wilkinson Canal, and created this “marsh wall” with the excess. The cell, to the left of the wall, was then filled with sediment to create a fringe marsh the parish hopes will weaken storm surges that threaten property. The fringe […]

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Experts Opine on Oil and Gas Suits

Lynda Edwards www.theadvertiser.com Click here for full story Almost 30 lawsuits against oil and gas companies were filed this week by Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes. The suits allege that the energy companies broke Louisiana laws when they destroyed or polluted coastal areas, then failed to repair the damage. Reaction from Lafayette Parish has been swift. “There are about […]

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Oil Companies Face Lawsuits from Two Louisiana Parishes

Click here for full story and video NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Two southeast Louisiana parishes filed multiple lawsuits against numerous oil and gas companies Tuesday, claiming they failed to restore damage their operations did to coastal areas while releasing toxic pollutants, in violation of state law. Attorneys for Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes said the lawsuits […]

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Officials Plan to Discuss Sinkhole Relief Wells Installation with Homeowners

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click here for story By WAFB Staff Updated: 11/12/2013 12:55 am CST Concerned homeowners will get a chance Tuesday to learn more information about the new relief wells being installed near the giant sinkhole in southeast Louisiana. Those wells will be placed throughout the Bayou Corne community in Assumption Parish. The meeting is set for […]

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Dirty South-The Foul Legacy of Louisiana Oil

Dirty South – The Foul Legacy of Louisiana Oil From Harper’s Magazine By Ken Silverstein Click here for full story I had a remarkably forthright two hour conversation with Ginger Sawyer, one of the most powerful lobbyists in Louisiana. As we sat across a table at a TJ Ribs in Baton Rouge, Sawyer led me in on the oil-and-gas industry’s goals […]

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State Shuffling Dollars to Pay for Bayou Corne Sinkhole

Texas Brine's failed underground salt dome cavern

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING — Sinkhole caused by Texas Brine’s failed underground salt dome cavern; Bayou Corne is out of frame, toward top of photo, in an aerial photo taken Sept. 26, 2013.   Jindal administration expects to recoup costs BY MICHELLE MILLHOLLON mmillhollon@theadvocate.com October 09, 2013    Click here for full story […]

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James Gill: Graves Shows Why Lawsuit is Needed

September 26, 2013 The Advocate For full article, click here Garret Graves, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s point man on coastal restoration, makes a compelling case. He should by now have convinced all doubters that the state ought to sue the oil and gas companies that have spent about a century ravaging our wetlands. That wasn’t Graves’ […]

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Ground Gives Way, and a Louisiana Town Struggles to Find Its Footing

Huge louisiana sinkhole residents evacuate

By MICHAEL WINES Published: September 25, 2013 New York Times To see article, click here BAYOU CORNE, La. — It was nearly 16 months ago that Dennis P. Landry and his wife, Pat, on a leisurely cruise in their Starcraft pontoon boat, first noticed a froth of bubbles issuing from the depths of Bayou Corne, […]

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Sinkhole Fears Spur La. 70 Realignment Plans

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Assumption residents divided on where to build detour routes if La. 70 closed BY DAVID J. MITCHELL dmitchell@theadvocate.com September 03, 2013 Click here for full story PIERRE PART — In Assumption Parish, you “make the round,” as people here say, only if you must. The “round” is the long, long way between Pierre Part and Napoleonville […]

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Louisiana Sinkhole Swallows Trees in Seconds

Bayou Corne Sinkhole

By ABC News Click here to see video Aug 22, 2013 12:03pm The power of a Louisiana sinkhole nearly 24 acres in size was captured on camera Wednesday when the sinkhole swallowed up trees and land in just seconds. The video was captured  by officials with the Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness and posted on the parish’s blog.  […]

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