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La.’s coastal restoration efforts imperiled by Pres. Obama’s budget proposal

By Bob Marshall The Lens President Obama’s unexpected budget proposal to stop sending a portion of federal offshore mineral royalties to Gulf states could cripple

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Most Americans believe BP should pay maximum oil spill fines

A new national survey found that 70 percent of Americans polled nationwide believe “BP should be fined the maximum amount allowed under the Clean Water

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Oil cleanup workers in Port Fourchon in 2010 Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard
Trial begins to decide BP’s Clean Water Act fines
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer The penalty phase of the Gulf oil spill trial, pitting the federal government against BP Exploration & Production Inc. and Anadarko Petro­leum Corp., began in ...
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Woodlands Conservancy protects parishes from coastal decay
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer As Louisiana’s coastline shrinks, New Orleans needs all the buffering it can get from water and storm surge. Two years ago, the Woodlands Conservancy bought 190 acres ...
Bayou Rising draws attention to climate change impacts on La.’s coast
By Danielle Adams Contributing Writer (Special to Facing South) – With the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the fifth anniversary of the BP oil spill approaching, hundreds of climate activists gathered ...
S&WB projects could hasten bayou’s revival
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Freshwater fish are jumping again in Bayou Bienvenue, the former cypress-tupelo swamp spanning the Lower Ninth Ward and St. Bernard Parish. Fresh water began replacing salt water ...
Faulty shale gas wells contaminated drinking water
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Drinking water has been contaminated in Texas and Pennsylvania as a result of shale gas drilling, and the cause was faulty gas ...
S&WB projects could hasten bayou’s revival
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Freshwater fish are jumping again in Bayou Bienvenue, the former cypress-tupelo swamp spanning the Lower Ninth Ward and St. Bernard Parish. Fresh water began replacing salt water ...
Lodges to be built for Tuscaloosa Marine Shale workers as hotels fill
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Companies use on-site trailers to house workers engaged in fracking the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale deposit, and they’ve rented blocks of hotel rooms. But as oilfield and service ...
Oil industry’s image reportedly has deteriorated in La.
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Oil and gas operators, once viewed favorably by many Louisiana residents, are no longer considered benevolent or benign, Lafayette resident Mike Stagg, a civic activist and an ...

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