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Louisiana Oil Industry Launches Latest Campaign in Ongoing ‘Legacy Lawsuit’ Battle

St. Bernard Parish wetlands

Louisiana oil industry launches latest campaign in ongoing ‘legacy lawsuit’ battle By Jennifer Larino, | The Times-Picayune  on February 17, 2014 Click here for story The Louisiana oil and gas industry has spent the better part of the past decade locked in a public debate with landowners and those who represent them over the growing number […]

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Guest Commentary: La. Water Quality Faces Big Threats

Guest Commentary: La. water quality faces big threats BY LT. GEN. RUSSELL L. HONORÈ February 09, 2014 Water is the source of all life on Earth. This is a universally accepted and long validated fact of science. Without fresh water, we could not survive. We need safe water to drink, to grow the food we […]

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Mike Schaff: Evacuated Bayou Corne Residents Want Closure

The Advertiser February 6, 2014 Click here for story Should allegations that were brought to light in a federal complaint against Texas Brine regarding the sinkhole in Assumption Parish turn out to be true, Texas Brine did not heed the advice of their own consultants who reportedly informed them that they were in danger of […]

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LOGA: Frivolous Lawsuits Bane to Growth

LOGA Briggs Oil Lawsuits Legacy Lawsuits

Oil industry group says legal climate puts business at risk Written by Lynda Edwards The Advertiser Click here for story The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association’s mood was buoyant Monday when members met at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette. LOGA president Don Briggs gave a keynote address that celebrated “the biggest oil boom in 40 […]

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The Legacy Quest

Less than two years after achieving favorable legislation, the oil and gas industry wants to tweak the rules governing cleanup litigation. The Baton Rouge Business Report By David Jacobs Published Jan 20, 2014 Click here for story The 2012 session of the Louisiana Legislature included a minor political crisis for the Jindal administration. The issue: so-called […]

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Saving the Coast: The Issue of Our Lifetime

coastal erosion wetland depletion

IND Report Walter Pierce January 24, 2013 Click here for story When it comes to issues of wetlands loss, oil exploration and climate change, a new survey by the group America’s Wetlands reveals surprising consensus among Republicans, Democrats and independents. Conducted in December, the survey by The Kitchens Group Internet Voter Panel polled 400 Louisiana […]

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Gulf Coast Loses Most Wetlands in Nation

Louisiana marsh in Golden Meadow

By Xerxes Wilson Staff Writer Houma Today Published: Monday, January 20, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.  Click here for full story The annual pace of wetland loss increased by 25 percent between 2004 and 2009 compared to the previous six years, according to a study released late last year. Battered by a series of hurricanes and ongoing […]

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Proposals to Fill in Louisiana Canals Not Gaining Much Traction

Wide canals and oil dredging cause wetland destruction

Proposals to Fill in La. Canals not Gaining Much Traction BY AMY WOLD The Advocate January 12, 2014 Click here for story At the heart of a lawsuit against a number of oil and gas companies filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority — East levee board is the question of how much damage […]

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State Plans to $668 Million on Coastal Restoration Work in 2015

The Advocate BY AMY WOLD January 10, 2014 Click here for story The state expects to spend $668 million on coastal restoration and protection work during fiscal year 2015, with almost two-thirds of the money going toward construction of projects as opposed to planning or design, according to the draft annual plan released Thursday by the […]

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James Gill: Graves Shows Why Lawsuit is Needed

January 9, 2014 The Advocate 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’ intention and it won’t happen. […]

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