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Oil and Gas Industry Looking to Kill Lawsuits from Jefferson, Plaquemines over Wetlands

Oil and gas industry looking to kill lawsuits from Jefferson, Plaquemines over wetlands The Lens Nola  By Tyler Bridges, Staff writer A high-profile lawsuit filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East is not the only lawsuit under assault by the oil and gas industry and its allies in the state Legislature. They are […]

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Toxic Question

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Catholic Church among plaintiffs in local legacy lawsuits By Xerxes Wilson Staff Writer Houma Today Published: Monday, April 7, 2014 The Catholic Church is among more than a dozen local property owners who are seeking court action to force the oil and gas industry to clean up their wetlands. They are part of the legacy lawsuit […]

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Galveston Bay Oil Spill: Wildlife Damage Expected to Get ‘Much Worse’

US Coast Guard Barge carrying toxic oil and gas substances

Galveston Bay Oil Spill: Wildlife Damage Expected to Get ‘Much Worse’ Published: Mar 25, 2014, 7:44 AM EDT The nearly 170,000 gallons of oil that has spilled into Texas’ Galveston Bay has put one of the nation’s most crucial bird habitats at risk, experts say. Biologists said they have found dozens of oiled birds on […]

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BP Oil Spill Left Tuna, Other Species with Heart Defects Likely to Prove Fatal

By Darryl Fears, The Washington Post Published: March 24  The Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill struck at the very heart of fish, a new study says. Exposed to millions of gallons of crude, young tuna and amberjack, some of the speediest predators in the ocean, developed heart defects that are likely to limit their ability to catch food.The findings […]

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Pro-energy Groups Stir Debate

Pro-energy groups stir debate BY TED GRIGGS March 22, 2014   The oil and gas industry sees the launch of two pro-industry support groups as an effort to shift the public relations scales in favor of a benevolent, economic powerhouse that is under attack by greedy trial lawyers. On the other side, environmentalists and […]

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Letter to the Editor: LOGA Akin to Gun Control

Opinion found from reader in Acadiana Business Dear Editor: Let me see if I have this right. Large landowners hire trial lawyers to represent them against Big Oil for polluting their land. Louisiana citizens, through a levee board and in some coastal parishes through the police juries, hire trial lawyers to represent them against Big Oil […]

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Big Oil’s behind-the-scenes role in LSU’s ‘legacy lawsuit’ study

Dismukes LSU professor biased oil research

Big Oil’s Behind-the-Scenes Role in LSU’s ‘Legacy Lawsuit’ Study Acadiana Business Click here for story David Dismukes is the associate director at the Center for Energy Studies at LSU and author of a controversial 2012 study claiming the state’s hostile legal climate has resulted in 30,000 lost jobs and about $6.8 billion in drilling revenue […]

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Oil companies Bid Big Bucks for Gulf Drilling

ted on March 19, 2014 at 1:09 pm by Jennifer A. Dlouhy .   Click here for story. WASHINGTON — Oil and gas companies pledged hundreds of millions of dollars for drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, during a high-stakes auction that demonstrated their enthusiasm for offshore development and markedBP’s return to the bidding after a suspension […]

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LSU Professor’s Study Disputed

LSU professor’s study disputed Deanna Narveson  The Daily Reveille   David Dismukes, associate director of the University’s Center for Energy Studies, sat on a panel as one of four experts in the energy industry at a Grow Louisiana Coalition forum Tuesday, although the credibility of his research on the topic discussed has been under speculation […]

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Our Views: A Dilemma on Lawsuits

Our Views: A dilemma on lawsuits The Advocate Click here to view article March 18th. It’s not a very credible position in Louisiana to cry a river for the poor oppressed oil companies. If history is any guide, they can take good care of themselves. Their political clout is likely to pass some legislation this […]

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