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Saving BR’s Water

Saving BR’s Water Dig Baton Rouge March 19, 2014 The city’s main source of drinking water, some of the best in the world, is in danger of becoming undrinkable. As more and more industrial and civilian pumping takes water from the Southern Hills Aquifer, salt water is pulled into the fresh pure water that Baton […]

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Big Oil’s Loosening Grip

Big Oil’s Loosening Grip By Clancy Dubois  Gambit Click here for story For generations, our politicians assumed that what was good for the oil and gas industry was good for Louisiana. As long as nobody looked too closely at what was happening in our coastal wetlands, few questioned that assumption. Now we know better. Even […]

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Collapsing Marsh Dwarfs BP Oil Blowout as Ecological Disaster

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Collapsing Marsh Dwarfs BP Oil Blowout as Ecological Disaster Newsweek By Ken Wells August 18, 2010 Claude Luke throttles down his 21- foot aluminum work boat. Off to the left, the snout of an alligator disappears near the mouth of a watery gash in the Louisiana marshland. The 51-year-old Cajun crab fishermen is touring the […]

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James Gill: Industry Spokesman Briggs Doesn’t Worry About the Facts

James Gill: Industry spokesman doesn’t worry about the facts The Advocate James Gill March 03, 2014 Click here for story Don Briggs should be a tough nut to crack on matters relating to oil and gas in Louisiana, having been president of the producers’ trade association since 1972. For an attorney to make mincemeat of […]

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Let the Finger-Pointing Begin

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Let the finger-pointing begin Thursday, 27 February 2014 12:04 by IND Editors Click here for story The Daily Advertiser’s questionable editorial policies are again in the spotlight. Last weekwe asked why its editors were asleep at the switch when the daily published a letter to the editor about the often maligned Chicago community organizer Saul Alinsky. The […]

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Read Briggs’ Deposition Here

Don Briggs Deposition

Read LOGA Don Briggs’ Deposition ABiz Acadiana Business For story click here Deposition found here A contentious Feb. 20 deposition aggravated Don Briggs’ heart condition and prevented him from testifying in court this week. The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association president didn’t show up Monday or Tuesday in Baton Rouge District Court, where his trade group […]

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LPB Energy’s Environment Footprint

LPB Energy’s Environment Footprint A debate was held on LPB’s Louisiana Public Square February 26, 2014 Click here for link and video Details: Severance taxes, royalties and bonuses from the energy sector account for nearly 17 percent of the state’s revenue stream. But how much responsibility does the energy sector bear for Louisiana’s environmental challenges? A […]

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Judge Orders Oil and Gas Association President to Appear in Court Tuesday or Face Jail

By Mark Schleifstein, | The Times-Picayune on February 24, 2014 at 7:25 PM, updated February 25, 2014 at 1:43 AM A Baton Rouge state judge Monday ordered the president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association to appear in court Tuesday or face jail for contempt, according to attorneys attending what was supposed to be a hearing on […]

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Water Rights: Industry, Environmentalists, Regulators Clash on How to Slice the Pie

Water rights: Industry, environmentalists, regulators clash on how to slice the pie Baton Rouge Business Report David Dodson Click here for story The growing divide on the issue of how Louisiana’s groundwater should be managed was very evident today, as representatives of industry, government and environmental organizations shared views at a meeting of Leaders with […]

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U.S. Drought Monitor and What is Happening in Louisiana

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Portions of Louisiana are under a severe drought warning .   In that same area Jefferson Island Storage & Hub expansion and addition of natural gas salt dome caverns under Lake Peigneur will use 5 million gallons of water daily for at least 4 years from the Chicot aquifer.   The 2009 JISH Operating Agreement with […]

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