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Sheen near Macondo well comes from same source as BP spill

By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer Environmentalists and fisher folk have insisted that the BP disaster is not over. A sheen has was spotted in mid-September

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Temporary housing planned for two parishes after Isaac

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Homeowners in Plaquemines and St. John the Baptist parishes, hammered by Isaac in late August are eligible for temporary housing,

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Kennedy ready to assist local governments in expediting recovery funding
The Louisiana Department of the Treasury and the State Bond Commission are offering financial assistance to local governments hoping to jump-start recovery from the impact of Hurricane Isaac this past ...
Coastal leaders want BP to clean up its mess
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Regional leaders at a Gulf Coast Restoration Summit, held in New Orleans on August 17, said they’re relieved that Congress passed the RESTORE Act in June, especially ...
Could the BP spill still be killing the dolphins?
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Environmental Attorney Stuart Smith observed to The Louisiana Weekly, “We have had massive dolphin die offs in the past 24 months, tremendous falls in shrimp populations, and ...
New data shows that Corps of Engineers took shortcut with levees
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Local disaster protection advocates are once again blasting the Army Corps of Engineers for its role in the historic flooding of New Orleans in the aftermath of ...
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Louisianians urged to prepare as TS Isaac coasts into Gulf
After declaring a State of Emergency for Louisiana Sunday, August 26, Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging Louisianians to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac and encouraging voluntary evacuations for those residing ...
Coastal director says BP must pay to the max
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Garret Graves, chairman of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, said last week “we will not allow BP to walk out of here, wiping its hands” of ...
Ailing catfish growers want more help from feds
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer You may think the fried catfish you lunched on was locally grown but it could have been pulled out of a basket in Vietnam’s Mekong River. Louisiana’s ...
RESTORE Act offers Gulf Coast a shot at economic mobility after the oil spill
By Jeffrey Buchanan (Special from Oxfam America and Facing South) — Out of the tragedy of the 2010 BP oil disaster, we could soon see hope emerge. New legislation, the RESTORE ...

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