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Funds for tracing Gulf seafood slated to expire

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana seafood vendors were hurt by the 2010 BP spill, fishing closures and consumers’ fears that Gulf shrimp, oysters and

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Flooding in the Lower Ninth Ward during Hurricane Katrina was blamed on the MRGO channel, which was closed in 2009.

Two CPRA lawsuits add to recent coastal litigation

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer The blame game over who’s responsible for Louisiana’s wetlands loss and hurricane defenses and how to pay for them accelerated

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BP defends its 2010 Gulf spill estimate in federal court
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Barrel counting continued at the quantification trial for the 2010 Macondo spill in U.S. District Court on Poydras St. last week. With Judge Carl Barbier presiding, BP ...
More oil from BP spill found on La. coastline in mid-2013
By Gordon Brillon The Lens Oil collection on the Louisiana coastline from the Deepwater Horizon spill continues to increase three years after the disaster, a governor’s office representative told the Coastal ...
Under siege by tar sands, Gulf Coast ‘draws the line’
By Cherri Foytlin Contributing Writer (Special from Bridge The Gulf) – The first time I saw a picture pertaining to tar sands extraction was on Marty Cobenais’ computer. We were both attending ...
A rig drilling Encana’s Weyerhaeuser 73H-1 well in St. Helena Parish. Courtesy of Encana Oil & Gas USA.
Tuscaloosa shale drilling revs up in Louisiana and Mississippi
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Many Shreveport area residents were enriched by Haynesville, the nation’s top shale play before its wells started producing less. Farther south, activity in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale ...
Lawsuit proceeds against Taylor Energy over a 9-year Gulf leak
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Early last week, U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan in New Orleans paved the way for a lawsuit to continue against Taylor Energy Co. for oil leaking ...
ExxonMobil industrial complex near the Mississippi River. Courtesy of
ExxonMobil is scrutinized in Baton Rouge after past leaks
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer State and federal agencies and neighbors are keeping an eye on Baton Rouge’s ExxonMobil complex, located next to the Mississippi River on Scenic Highway just north of ...
Terrebonne tribe struggles to preserve its way of life
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Theresa Dardar, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Terrebonne Parish, is down to the last bag of shrimp she froze in late April 2010 after the ...
Coastal restoration efforts complicated by lack of plan for Mississippi River
By Bob Marshall Consider this: It’s spring 2025 and Louisiana officials are preparing to open three diversions on the lower Mississippi River so fresh water and sediment can reach wetlands struggling ...

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