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Big Oil’s Go-To Scholar at It Again

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Big Oil’s go-to scholar at it again 08 July 2014 15:49 by Patrick Flanagan Controversial LSU professor David Dismukes has come under fire once again, this time from 20 solar-power groups over his role in a Louisiana Public Service Commission study on the costs and benefits of alternative energy. Dismukes is an economics professor and executive director […]

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Louisiana Waterways Among Most Polluted in Nation, Report Says

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Louisiana waterways among most polluted in nation, report says By Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune June 19, 2014 Louisiana’s waterways are among the most polluted in the nation, with industrial facilities releasing more than 12.6 million pounds of toxic chemicals into rivers, bayous and other waters in 2012, according to a report released Thursday (June 19) by […]

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Louisiana Waterways Among Most Polluted in Nation, Report Says

Louisiana waterways among most polluted in nation, report says By Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on June 19, 2014  Louisiana’s waterways are among the most polluted in the nation, with industrial facilities releasing more than 12.6 million pounds of toxic chemicals into rivers, bayous and other waters in 2012, according to a report released Thursday (June […]

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Time for Oil and Gas Industry to Come to the Table on Coastal Restoration, Author Says

Time for oil and gas industry to come to the table on coastal restoration, author says Published Jun 10, 2014 Baton Rouge Business Report For Jason Theriot—LSU grad, historian and former energy policy fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School—coming home to his childhood stomping grounds near Cocodrie in Terrebonne Parish in 2008 was an epiphany. “It […]

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Louisiana Governor Signs Law to Block Suits Against Oil Industry

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Louisiana governor signs law to block suits against oil industry NEELA BANNERS The Los Angeles Times June 6, 2014 Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill Friday to quash a landmark lawsuit brought by a local flood protection agency that sought damages from the oil and gas industry to restore the state’s vanishing coastline. Jindal signed […]

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Stephanie Grace: St. Tammany as Ground Zero for Green Movement?

Stephanie Grace: St. Tammany as ground zero for green movement? The Advocate June 08, 2014 If Louisiana is finally going to have an environmental moment, maybe it had to happen in a place like St. Tammany Parish. Sure, things have been slowly building for some time. The Bayou Corne sinkhole produced some horrifying video, but […]

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James Gill: Time Has Come for Settlement on Coast Damage

James Gill: Time has come for settlement on coast damage The Advocate June 8, 2014 According to Gov. Bobby Jindal, the purpose of the bill closest to his heart in the legislative session just ended was to “clarify” state law. It didn’t work. By the time legislators were through, confusion was worse confounded, and Jindal, […]

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Jindal Signs Bill Killing Levee Lawsuit

Jindal signs bill killing levee lawsuit June 6, 2014 The Advertiser BATON ROUGE – Gov. Bobby Jindal Friday signed into law legislation retroactively blocking a levee authority lawsuit and limiting the type of lawsuits that can be filed. He dismissed warnings from 79 law school professors that the bill could interfere with state and local […]

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St. Bernard Gets Oyster Reef to Help Protect Shoreline

St. Bernard gets oyster reef to help protect shoreline Nature Conservancy project funded by state, Chevron AMY WOLD The Advocate, June 3, 2014   HOPEDALE — A partnership among a business, the state and a nonprofit conservation organization is helping protect a part of St. Bernard Parish’s shoreline through the construction of an oyster reef. Using […]

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Louisiana’s Regulation and Inspection of Oil and Gas Wells, Including ‘Orphaned’ Wells, is Inadequate, Legislative Auditor Finds

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By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune June 2, 2014 The state Department of Natural Resources‘ Office of Conservation is doing an inadequate job of regulating and inspecting the state’s oil and gas wells, and is not properly overseeing a growing number of “orphaned” wellsabandoned by private operators, according to a report released Monday by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera. The […]

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