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Ruling Against BP Could Mean $18 Billion in Fines

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Ruling against BP could mean $18 billion in fines MICHAEL KUNZELMAN AND JANET MCCONNAUGHEY| ASSOCIATED PRESS Septebember 4, 2014   NEW ORLEANS — BP could be looking at close to $18 billion in additional fines over the nation’s worst offshore oil spill after a federal judge ruled Thursday that the company acted with “gross negligence” in […]

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: When Big Oil Pays for Its Disasters, the Environment May Recover, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: When Big Oil Pays for Its Disasters, the Environment May Recover, and More To hear the interview or read the transcript click here  www.truthout.com September 2, 2014 In today’s On the News segment: When Big Oil is forced to pay for its disasters, the environment has a much better […]

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Opposition Mounts to Raceland Mitigation Project

Opposition mounts to Raceland mitigation project By Jacob Batte Staff Writer Houma Courrier Published: Friday, August 29, 2014 at 4:23 p.m. Click here for story More local officials have spoken out against a proposal that could cause dozens of Raceland landowners to lose their property as a result of efforts to compensate for levees and drainage […]

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Highlights from Our Expert Panel On How to Pay for Coastal Restoration

The Lens Steve Myers August 21, 2014 How to Pay for Coastal Restoration Click here for a link to the videos About 130 people attended our Coastal Conservation Conversation event Wednesday night to hear experts discuss the challenges of funding the state’s 50-year, $50 billion coastal rebuilding plan. On the panel: Mark Davis, Tulane Institute […]

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Louisiana’s Business Climate Ranks No. 1 In Nation

Louisiana’s Business Climate Ranks No. 1 In Nation LED FastStart® also ranks No. 1 for fifth consecutive year in Business Facilities 2014 Rankings Report   BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Business Facilities magazine named Louisiana the No. 1 business climate in the U.S., the first time Louisiana has topped a national ranking of state business climates. In […]

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Shell and Nigeria Have Failed on Oil Pollution Clean-Up, Amnesty Says

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Three years on from UN study saying it will take 30 years to clean up Ogoniland oil spills, little has changed http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/04/shell-nigeria-oil-pollution-clean-up-amnesty Little action has been taken to clean up pollution caused by oil production in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, either by the government or Shell Oil, Amnesty International and other groups charged Monday. Oil […]

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Bayou Corne Waiting to Start Anew

Sinkhole shows stabilizing; officials not ready to give all clear BAYOU CORNE — Pat and Jim Parks finally have their new beginning within sight. Two years after the sinkhole opened up in the swamps southeast of their waterside home in Bayou Corne, the Parks family plans to start over, purchasing a lot on a small pond […]

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Agencies: ‘Oil Fracking’ Site Could Affect Louisiana’s Wetlands

Agencies: ‘Fracking’ site could affect Louisiana’s wetlands Monica Hernandez mhernandez@wwltv.com MANDEVILLE – There have been protests and heated public meetings over a proposal to begin oil fracking in St. Tammany Parish. Now, the Army Corps of Engineers is spelling out concerns from state and federal agencies in response to a permit application for a drilling well […]

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State Representative In New Orleans East Sounds Call Over Coastal Erosion

State Representative In New Orleans East Sounds Call Over Coastal Erosion Jesse Hardman  WWNO   click here for story   The face of coastal erosion in Louisiana is often defined by the most visibly threatened communities. Towns that are literally trying to determine how long they have before they might have to move. And while […]

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Basinkeeper, St. Martin Gov’t Unite Against Expansion Plan

Basinkeeper, St. Martin gov’t unite against expansion plan Monday, 14 July 2014 15:32 by Walter Pierce Acadiana Business Atchafalaya Basinkeeper and officials in St. Martin Parish have joined forces in opposing what they characterize as an illegal expansion by oilfield waste disposal company in the Atchafalaya Basin. F.A.S. Environmental Services applied in April for a rezoning […]

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