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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

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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

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Feds and BP quarrel about flow at Macondo spill trial
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer At the phase two Macondo spill trial, number crunching on the oil flow or the quantification part started Monday in U.S. District Court on Poydras St., ...
Claiborne study to end after two more community forums
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer A study that began last year as part of the city’s Livable Claiborne Communities Initiative will wrap up in October with two more community meetings and a ...
Levee board defends its oil-and-gas suit
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East—the local, levee board formed after Katrina—has been subjected to multiple, Jindal Administration jabs for filing a coastal erosion lawsuit against oil-and-gas ...
State’s ‘waste tire program,’ after years of sputtering, cleans up its act
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Wirer Louisiana’s annual $11.2 million, waste tire program has tested the patience of state-certified processors or shredders with its slow bookkeeping. But the state’s effort is credited with ...
City, state still in the dark when it comes to energy efficiency
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer On Tuesday of last week, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) in Washington D.C. released the 2013 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard, the first ever ...
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 ...
Corpsmembers from Limitless Vistas, Inc. help plant the new park Courtesy of thecorpsnetwork.orgd
Limitless Vistas prepares young residents for green jobs
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer New Orleans East resident Darryl Lutcher, a former theater major, never thought he’d be an environmental technician at consultants Ardaman & Associates, Inc. in Jefferson—where he’s worked ...

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